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Bryan College ~ 721 Bryan Dr. ~ P.O. Box 7000 ~ Dayton, TN 37321 423-775-2041 www.bryan.ei 

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J veryone at Bryan College had 
a reason for coming here, initially, 
and has a reason for staying. Our 
students come to Bryan from aU 
over this country, all over the globe; 
our perspectives and backgrounds 
are varied and sometimes contradic- 
tory. Our school, our community, 
would not be what it is without this 
diversity, but how much do we really 
know about the individuals that j| 
hold it all together? The fact is, we 
are daily loved and served by our 
professors and faculty, even though 
we're often unaware of the ways 
they pour into oiir lives; our staff ' 
have created a kind of altruistic 
harbor, where students are encour- \ 
aged and enabled to freely think, 
grow, and develop; their hope is 
that students - filled to the brim 
with the care, wisdom, and instruc- 
tion they have been given - will 
then go out into the world and begin 
to pour into the lives of others. 


_ rom reporting the 
weather every morning to 
classes, to mentoring, to gifting 
chocolate to passing students, 
Bryan's professors each find 
meaningful ways to serve their 
students. If you were greeted 
warmly in the cafeteria line 
or just talked for an hour in 
the office of a gracious profes- 
sor, you've already seen how 
the faculty and staff give of 
themselves abundantly. With- 
out their dedication and kind- 
ness, Bryan wouldn't be the 
same school: they have been 
constantly pouring in. 

.sk any fresliman what the 
most valuable library resource is , 
and they might list a particular 
book or search engine, but ask any 
senior (necessarily turned into 
library-junkies by their theses) 
and they will probably respond 
wholeheartedly: "Mrs. Johnson." 
Mrs. Vonnie Johnson is one of 
those rare constants that every 
college hopes for; she has worked 
in libraries for 35 years and in the 
Bryan College Library for over : 
20 years. During this time she 
has seen numerous generations 
of library staff come and go, 
filled in as director when needed, 
and always preferred to remain a 
"reference librarian" in order to 
have more direct contact with the 


"The thing I like to do most 
is helping students with their 
research," Mrs. Johnson says, "I 
just enjoy the one-on-one interac- 
tion I have with students. I like 
being there for them and encoui- 
aging them in their walk with 
the Lord." Aside from learning 
nearly every student's name, Mrs. 
Johnson has made an effort to be 
involved with students outside the 
library walls as well; she and her 
husband are longtime "hall par- 
ents" and she has been a part of 
-everal different Bible study groups 
as well. "I just enjoy college stu- 
dents," Mrs. Johnson says, "They 
can have fun; they can be serious. 
They're just at a neat time in their 
lives where they're sorting through 
a lot of things." 


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ictured: Voiinic Johnson (photo by KatljTi Levi) 



here is very little about 
assistant soccer coach Joey 
Johnson that can be labeled as 
"traditional." Born in Ontario, 
Canada, and having grown up 

in the northwest jungles of 

Bolivia, Johnson has a breadth 

of knowledge and experiences 

;hat few can parallel. Even after 

moving to Florida when he was 

a teenager, Johnson and his 
family continued to do Amazo- 
f; nian missions work during the 
summers. "As a family, it broad- 
' ened our perspective on life and 
1 began to instill in all of us a 
'leart for people," Johnson says. 

This "heart" has taken him all 
over the world and eventually '^^ 
brought him to Bryan. After 
playing professional soccer for 
seven years, Johnson came to 
Bryan io work as assistant 
coach to the men's soccer team. ^-^ 
"Joey just invests in everyone 
around him," says men's soccer 
manager Megan Devaney. "He 
recognizes that there are deeper 
things going on and he's genu- 
inely interested. He has made a 
huge impact on the guys and I 
know they were all really happy 
that he decided to stick around 
for awhile." 

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ground for Phase IT of the ne-vv entrance. Even though the 

Trustees may not he seen mueh aroinid campus, they devote a 

lot of time and effort in keeping Bryan running by establishing 

)olicies, raising money, and setting long-term goals, among oilier 

things (plioto by Evan .lolin^on). 



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,.ongiatulations, Class of 
2009, for successfully carrying 
on Bryan's great traditions and 
making Bryan the outstanding 
center for study, reflection, service, 
and living together in community. 
Stay in touch with your classmates 
and be there to celebrate their suc- 
cesses and to support them when 
they feel the inevitable jiain that 
life will bring. Be faithful to your 
alma mater and show apprecia- 
tion to those on this hill who have 
invested their lives in you. 

Remember your calling and mis- 
sion to make a difference in the 
world that God gives to you in 
your earthly pilgrimage. You 
will be truly successful if you 
consistently practice loving God 
with all your heart, soul, mind, 
and strength, and if you will love 
all others in the way that He loves 
you. Return soon and often to your 
Bryan home and those who love 
you. God's best, 

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Pictured from left to right: Mayor Billy Ray Patton, Senator Jim Cobb, Steve Dillard, John Hanes, Dr. 

Steven Livesay, Rachel Welch, Tim Hostetler, Representative Ken Yager, John Heath, Bob Vincent, 

and Ralph Green. Together,- this group of state and local dignitaries joined the Bryan College family in 

breaking ground for the new Bryan College entrance (phoio by Joseph Demme). 





iKiii): (ioiriiif Jjivesay (Uireclor 
iii(;ali()iis); Juinos Bartli (Dcv«:li 

^i(>(j|n'ri Keck (Director of Instil 
mcnt); mid Dean Bell (Corriiiuti.i Oiujih 
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Pictured bottoiis 

dcrgrass (DevelopmeiU. OOito Manager; 

Dennis MUler (Executive Directoi- uf 

Exlcnial Ci>i)nniinicaU()n.«); Traci^y 

Biidwel! (Advancement Assistaiit) 

(jVhotps by Joiseph Dcmmo); Paidakay 

Krntiks (pholo by Rachi-i LosvdcrniiSk) 

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-t Bryan's 2008 homecom- 
ing, Brett Landes and his broth- 
er, Matt, were inducted into our 
Hall of Fame for their basket- '-- 
ball skills. After reconnecting 
with many former friendships, 
Brett Landes decided to give 
back to the college that had fos- 
tered so many wonderful memo- 
ries. He pledged $1,000,000 
dollars for the school's new en- 
trance. "Brett is very generous 
and has helped many people," 
says alumni director Mr. Tro- 

The new entrance will be dedi- ' 
cated to Landes' father and is 

scheduled for completion by ' ,^,., 
Homecoming 2009. Construction 
will take place in the ravine be- 
hind Rudd auditorium where the 
entrance will begin at Highway 
27 and end with a roundabout on 
Bryan campus. The donation will 
~— I provide Bryan with a safer en- 
trance: two lanes, sidewalks, and 
environmentally safe lighting. . . 
not to mention the fact that it will 
just look awesome. 

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For eleven years, Judy Olsen has worked behind the 
scenes as the Admmistrative Assistant to the Office 
of Student Life, giving of herself and pouring into 
Uves: so influential to the Bryan Community that 
a local restaurant named a menu item in her honor. 
(photo by Rachel Lowdermilk). 







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Piotand top, left to ilgbt: Maite 

IWmatkni), Ben Norqaist (Ajga rt an t Biractor of -, , ■ ,, . , . . j , _.^^ 

nurtkm), Jewi Hundley (Awoourte for W«nhq> A Bjac^pJeeMp), 

I)u>kile Belmxaii (AuocUte for Spiritiul Sbormatkm) (^ 

by Katfyn Levi), Brooe Horgan (Dean of Stndents) (iplkot(> 

l>y Baohel Lowdermilk), I>t Li* MoMley (Gampiu GomiMlor 

(photo by Katlyn Levi) 

_ his place would fall apart 
without Ms. Judy," says senior Jana 
Watson. Judy Olsen is the communica- 
tor to the students and the administra- 
tive assistant for: the Vice President of 
Student Life, the Dean of Students, the 
Campus Counselor, the Resident Direc- 
tors, and the Dean of Spiritual Forma- 
tion. A predictable answer for campus- 
related questions is simply, "I don't 
know. Ask Ms. Judy, she'll know;" and 
when the questioner walks into the Of- 
fice of Student Life, he is rewarded with 

a smile and a ready answer, because ] 
Ms. Judy really does know just about 

Piotined bottom, left to lif^t: Ked- 

Lynn FtralBom (Be&nnfle Libraxian), 

Po% Bevis (SiQMKTiaor of Libnoy 

Texjbnioal Servioee), Connie Sand- 

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Johnaon (PnHie Servieee Tihnirian), 

Dt, Gay fitafaiunoDfl (EMreetor of 

libnury Suvioee) 

(nhotofl by Katlyn Levi) 

Judy Olsen was raised in New Jersey 
and attended Cedarville College, ma- 
joring in Elementary Education. She 
passionately desired to be a missionary, 
but when she was diagnosed with thyroid 
cancer, she was no longer able to travel 
outside the country. Instead, she taught 
in Dayton's Calvary Baptist School until 
1998, when she came to work at Bryan for 
the Office of Student Life. Judy's exten- 
sive reach within Bryan's community 
allows her to influence the lives of nearly 
every student, and she states her goal as 
simply this: "I want to help students real- 
ize how important they are, no matter who 
they are or what they're doing." 

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■ Inset: Admissions Counselor Caleb Fendiich and ^ 
Assistant Director of Admissions Christopher Heri-^*' 
derson enjoy their work so much that it barely seems 
like work to them: "I get paid to be friends with 

people!" says Fendrich (photo by Evan Johnson). 


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Ihoh (.Admissions Otficc Maoagor); 
Ui'lisie (Afhuissioris Scoi'olar\ ) (pliolon m\ 
Joliii-^on): AmaiKJii (Jross ( A(lniissi(>n> (Ut 
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Llthough Christopher Henderson grew up in 
Dayton, he never considered attending Bryan Col- 
lege until three years into his college career at East 
Tennessee State University. While at ETSU, Chris 
began contemplating worldview and the ways that 
it influences education. Suddenly aware that every 
aspect of education at ETSU was portrayed as neu- 
tral, Chris began to woiider about the purpose of 
such an education. "Sure I was learning," he said, 
"but what, and to what end?" It was at that point 
that he made the decision to transfer to Bryan. He 
wanted the advantage of a school that understood 
and was intentional about teaching from a Christ- 
^Ef gji centered worldview. 

Now a Bryan graduate, Chris works in Bryan's 
Admissions Office, recruiting new students and 
coordinating the admissions counselors. His vision 
for Bryan College is that the school continues to 
prepare its students to be leaders in their generation 
by helping them to develop their own worldview and 
better understand the worldviews of others. Chris is 
so passionate about his job — the work is so enjoyable 
and the rewards of it so great — that he has a hard 
time considering it work at all. He says that there 
hasn't been a single person he has invested in that 
hasn't blessed him in some way. 

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PicUiiod bottom, lefi. to riglil: Pat Rains (Business Oi: 
Kinney (Business Office Manager ~ photos liy iiachel J.jovvdci 

(J ('.i:)uiis<.'.li>r); Ji 

ia! Aid): Hi-'k 

Taydiorii (Director of Financial Aid ~ photos by Isatlyn L 


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/like Hathaway, from the 
Information Technology depart- 
ment, plans to graduate from 
the Aspire program in 2010 with 
a business degree, and he wants 
to use his degree to teach kids 
about all things computer-relat- 
ed. When not studying, playing 
electric guitar, or doing on-sight 
work for I.T., Hathaway can 
be found volunteer coaching in 
basketball and football at Spring 
City middle school. He says, "The 
satisfaction of making a difference 
in kid's li^"es and being a positive 

Pictured beloM", left to right: Adam Cro\Mioble 
(Web Programmer); Stefon Gray (Director of In- 
formation Technologrs" Ser\"ices): Matt Meloncon 

(IT Helpdesk Technician): Jim^ Kinser (Multi- 
media Manager / Events Facilitator); Steve Paul- 
son (Database Administrator/Manager): James 
Sullivan (IT Network Administrator) (photos by 
Joseph Demme). 








Diaiine Kx^^^^^B^^K^&natedly while 

talking with anyoneV^fflifes the cafeteria. 

Knappen has suffered |^M^erve damage in 

her hands because theBJ^yferozen together 

on a youth retreat she attended in northern 

Minniesota in the frigid, 42-below weather. The 

one who carried her to recieye medical attention 

later became her husb^^^jl^o by Katlyn Levi). 

ianne Knappen is our ever-smihng, 
hardworking cafeteria lady. For the past 
two years, every weekday from eleven to 
four, Knappen has acted as greeter of eat- 
ers and cafeteria bouncer: warmly greet- 
ing Bryan students and faculty as they 
make their way into the Pioneer-catered 
cafeteria and tenaciously making sure that 
everyone eating cafeteria food has either 
swiped their card or paid cash. 

During the lulls between meals Knappen 
can be found straightening tables, sweep- 
ing the floor, and wiping off tabletops: it 
is her way of showing her care for Bryan 

College and its students. She says, "I 
don't want kids sitting at sloppy tables." 

Knappen loves the daily interaction 

with people that her job entails. She is a 

f natural people person and believes that 

: a person's attitude is what is important, 

which explains the warmth of her friendly 

smile. %, 

Pictured above, left to right: Nicki Landetro(Pioneer 
Employee), Terri Henderson (Pioneer Employee), 
Kat Rickerds (Pioneer Employee), Heath Hall (As- 
sistant Manager of Pioneer Food Services), Heather 
Wilson (Pioneer Employee), (photos by Katlyn Levi), 
Winnie Davey (Director of Mailroom Services), Valerie 
Castlen (Mail Services Assistant), Jar^d^^^^y^^g 

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s' pictured: A.J. Caudill. 

Ed Stobart and Christian Pendeigrass 

weld a chair cart together with the blow 

torch, (photo by Evan Johnson) 

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Pictured top. Ipft to right: D6w« ^ ' 

of Physical Plant) Da\ id Morgai. , i 

rRclor of Pli) sif-al Plant), Slevfi Sluirpe (P 
Plant Service Technician); Karen Kanden (Laiiti- 
scapiug Coordinator); Ronald MaScngak ((;( ncriil 
Maintenance and Repair); Gary Cheon (S 
Technician & Stiulent Viorker Coordinator); 
.J J>avi(l ITcLscl (Phjsical Plant Service Tcchmciaii); 
f Herman Downey' (Physical Plant Service Techni- 
lian) (photos by Evan Johnson). 

3- atrick Mugridge purposefully 
interacts with coaches and the training 
team as he cleans the gym and Wood- 
lee dorm, putting forth effort to get 
to know Bryan students on a personal 
basis. He and his family also open their 
home to students for meals, for brief es- 
capes from campus, and even for short 
vacations when students' homes are 
too far away. 

Mugridge's relationship with students 
is in many ways simply an extension 
of his work environment. The main- 
tenance department begins its early 
mornings with a daily devotion that 
includes scripture reading and prayer 
focus; it is a sort of team, or family, that 
cares for every member through shared 

prayer requests and praise, and Mu- 
gridge continues that family mentahty by 
getting involved in the lives of the Bryan 

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Pictured bottom, Irll to ligiit: Hetli Tiirnrr ( Kii- 

\ iromnciitaJ Services Assistant) (photo liy Joseph 

Demnic): Cheryl Kerlcy (Enviromuental Service^^ 

A.sfiistanl) (photo hyjenn 'McCue); Sandra Ceary 

(Emiroinnental Ser\ -taut) (photo by 

ivatlyn Levi); Teresa King (Em ironmenlal Ser- 

\ices Assistant); Breuda Sims (Evenin;.'- Svii'ervisor 

of Environmental Services); Betli i . • 

; i-oiimciital Scr\ ici's As.-islaiit). Lola iJyer ^t:,as i- 

runiueiitai ."jcrx ices-Sn}>ervisor} (photos by Jeim 
>Ii{"m:); Jonathan Bacon (Enviroumr utal Ser\ i.v~ 
Assi.^lanl): Amy Masengale (En\ iwmmenial ^ci- 
\^ces Assistant) (pJiotos 1>t Joseph nenimc). ^^ 

Srmiila WooVen < 

(Accicditation Liasioii); l)r. Richard €oiuclht>. { 
(photos by Josopli Deinine); Dr. David Jeiikinsn 
clinic Doctor); Nurse Jenkinsoii (Folycliiuc) (ph 
Katl\ 11 Levi). 

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Taini Tiulberg, who initially started working at Bryan to help 

pay for her children's education, loves the level of interaction 

she is able to have with the students as the Bookstore manager. 

Helping students like freshmen Nicole Thomas and Cynth^g,^ 

Wade is part of her ministry (photo by Katlyn Levi). 


_J_ ami TuUberg, an employee at Bryan j 
College since 1998, started working in the 
college bookstore at a part-time position. 
Eventually the job became full-time, and 
now, TuUberg is the manager of the store. 

With a history of Bryan College that spans 

over two decades and being the daughter 
of a former Bryan professor, TuUberg loves 
the ministry opportunities that the school 

has offered her: "I love the bookstore 
because it gives me a chance to be creative 
and talk to students." , 


She has an opportunity to become a 
"substitute" mother for many of the stu- 
dents who miss their families or are hav- 
ing a hard time adjusting. Also known as 
Momma T, TuUberg is always ready to give 
a hug to students in need and opens her 
home to students that need the influence of 
a parent figure. "This is part of my job, and 
I love this part of my job," TuUberg said. 

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.."Bottoui. led to right: Gary Marzellii (Night Watch- 
man S\iper\'isor (photo by Evan .[ohnson): Jennifev 
Travis, Coordinator of Field ExperienceSi/Ediioal inu 
Specialist): Janet Piatt, Registrar (photos by Joseph 
Deinnie): Marlene ^Hkey (Dii-potpr of Career Plaii- 
.Hiiu;); Stciihaiiie Mace (Origins Researcli Assistant) 

(pluiti)s by Kaehei Lowderniilk).!?tephaiue Mace, 
Origins Research Assistaal (photo by RaclicI Lowder- 

.Vot Pictured: RitalLnmaa 

ntnitted RDs and their diieclor, Bruce Morgan, pose in front of 
inkgo tree beside Long dorm. Dedicated entirely to what they 
this learn has been working with one another for two years 
uencing students' lives for Christ. Myra Goza and Bruce Morgan 
^e both served for ten years along with Tim Shetter (nine years), 
tthew Williams (four years), Amamla Allquist (three years), and 
islina Anderson (two years), (photo by Rachol Lowderinilk) 











. he resident director is the 
heart of dorm life. Resident 
directors pour their hearts and 
Hves into the resident assistants, 

who in turn, pour theirs into 
their fellow students. Sacrifices in 
privacy and alone time are made 
in order to give students and RAs 
the encouragement and direction 
they need, and this is not merely 
the resident director's job: it is 
, their life. Kristina Anderson, RD 
of Robinson, says that her favor- 
ite part of her job is the fact that 
she gets to see students' growth 
and "the randomness that each 
day brings. No two days are the 
same." Matt WiUiams, RD of ,. 
Long, states that he gets energy J 
through watching people grow 
and change. He says that, with- 
out doubt, the most rewarding ' 
part of being resident director 
is the opportunity to live out the 
gospel in front of people. 

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Matthew Williams, Myxa ■ 
Krislina Afidiuson, Aiiutrida Al- 
St, Timothy Shelter (photos h 
Rachel Lowd<"rnvi!k). 

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r. Scott Jones has a heart for 

missions and is actively involved in 
Bryan's Break for Change, this year 
by giving guidance and spiritual 
leadership to the Nicaragua team. 
Jones has also gone on six overseas 
missions trips and numerous trips 
within the States, serving in what- 
ever capacity he is able and always 
learning from his experiences. In 
Poland, Jones helped run a family 
camp with Roma gypsies for a week 
by holding Bible studies, services 
with music, and Bible clubs. In 
Russia, Jones was influenced by 
Moscow's local believers, who gave 
him a new view of "church" by 
meeting in their homes. 

In Romania, Jones was assigned as 
the "prayer person" of his team, 
which offered him a new oppor- 
tunity for character development 
by making him aware of the power 
of prayer. He tells the story of a 
time when he was prayer walking 
and watching a rain cloud grow over 
a mountain. Knowing the danger 
flooding brought to the area of Ro- 
mania he was ministering to, Jones 
prayed for the God to take away the 
threat of that rain. Right before his 
eyes, the cloud stopped moving and 
went the other direction. That mo- 
ment changed Jones' life by showing 
him the power, importance, and effec- 
tiveness of prayer. 

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Pictuipd. left to right: Dr. Paul Boliuii 
(j)liolo by I'^vai) Joluisori): Dr. Doug t. 
iiaril (j)htvto by Evaa .r«hnscm): Div K, u 
TiuiK^r (plioLo by Evan JoLason); Df. Judri 
i)avis (photo by Joseph Deninie): Or. V ■ 



uxing the fall of 2006, Dr. 
Whit Jones began experiencing a 
sudden difficulty in swallowing. 
The problem persisted throughout 
the school year, and that summer 
Jones began getting tested for pos- 
sible causes. By September 2007, he 
was put on a medication for My- 
"* asthenia Gravis. The drug didn't 
have much effect, however, and the 
doctors began to suspect that Jones 
was experiencing the early manifes- 
tations of a much more debilitating 
illness: Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). 

Although his first ALS test came 
back negative, Jones lived for the 
next eight or nine months under 
the threat of a probable ALS diag- 
nosis. He describes the entire ex- 
perience as a test of his faith. "I'm 

not naturally adventurous, you 
know, and I don't just plunge my- 
self into places where my faith will 
be tested," he said with a chuckle, 
"But gradually I've gotten better 
and better at trusting the Lord." 

Since the fall of 2008, when Jones 

was finally diagnosed with the M 

Myasthenia, he has been responding 

relatively well to the medication and 

has been feeling healthy and strong. 

"I've been remarkably calm 

throughout this whole thing," he 

says. "And that's unusual for me!" 

I'ictured. iell td»¥I^M^i)r. May. lAigg (phuto !>•• 
Evan Jolmson); Dr. Bctli Impson: Mr. Wiin 

llaric (lihotos by K;ill>ri !,^ ■, i; 


r. Chris Clark believes 

that the most powerful and 
effective vehicle for illustrat- 
ing and teaching the love of 
God is by weaving it into a 
story. Because of this, Clark's 
goal is to teach film stu- 
dents to become storytellers 
and synthesizers of culture 
through their films. "Every- 
one should be able to make 
their own story, even if they 
are the cameraman," Clark 
says, and his students have 
the opportunity to do this 
in his Introduction to Film, 
Narrative Film, and Euro- 
pean Cinema classes. 

When not teaching class or 
writing scripts, Clark invites 
his students into his home 
fe^ every other Sunday night 
for movies, desserts, and big 
events on television. Clark 
began these weekly meeting 
when he first arrived at Bryan 
two years ago, and the movie 
choices vary from The Wizard 
of Oz to obscure European films. 

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Pu-tim'<l. toji U) botfoiii: Mr. Midi, 
Palmer (photo by Joiiu McCiic): Mr. 
uie Belittle (photo submitted); Dr. H; 

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r. Jack Traylor loves his stu- 
dents. Every day at 8 a.m., Dr. Tray- 
lor stands outside his classroom door, 
warmly welcoming students. For their 
benefit, he prepares a daily powerpoint . 
of the day's weather and news reports 
that plays as students settle into their 
seats. Traylor begins each class period 
with a brief devotional, and then the 
students pass around a prayer book, on 
which they write prayer requests which 
are addressed at the class' end. 
In addition to his history courses, 
Traylor is also Bryan's women's self 
defense instructor. He had assisted 
with the program for ten years before 
taking over the head instructor posi- 
tion in 2003. 

Traylor and his wife, Karin, also 
assist Bryan's women's basketball 
team. He calls the stats, helps with 
practices, and plans and attends the 
trips, and she is the statistician. All of 
this involvement is simply out of Tray- 
lor's love for his students and his hope 
that they will in turn reach out to their 
community by getting involved. 

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Dr. David Luther and Dr. Sigrid Luther have been with Bryi 
College for thirty years. He saj^s that she is by far the best a 
companist he has ever worked with (plioto by Katlyn Levi). 

r. David Luthei- and Dr. 
Sigrid Luther met while attending 
undergraduate school. They were 
married only six months before Dr. 
Luther was drafted into the Army 
during the Vietnam War, and while 
Dr. David Luther was overseas. 
Dr. Sigrid Luther took a teaching 
position at Pillsbury Baptist Col- 
lege in Minnesota. The Luthers were 
separated for 18 months while Dr. 
Luther was stationed in Korea. 

When Dr. David Luther returned 

home from the war, the couple 
moved to Louisiana to complete 
graduate school. While in the pro- 
cess of completing their doctorate 
program, they were offered teach- 
ing positions at Bryan College, giv- 
ing them the opportunity to slowly 
complete their doctorate degrees 
without feeling the need to rush. 

Bryan College offered the Luthers 
an opportunity to develop not only 
as teachers but also as a married 
couple. "It had been blessing to work 
together," Dr. Sigrid Luther said. 
"A lot of married couples probably 
would not be able to do it. But we 
have been blessed to be able to grow 


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After graduating from Bryan in 2002, Dr. Brian EisenbacK tn ^ 
the country with a friend (while hauling a stump-grinder to pay 
fr., "K^rmiarian" ad ventu res') before moving to Chattanooga as a 
popcorn and hotdogs. He now engages in 
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r. Brian Eisenback is a new professor 
at Bryan College this year. A former Bryan 
student majoring in Biology, he now teach- 
es Biology and Entomology. Bryan College's 
focus on worldview has been influential in 
Eisenback's life, and is now the basis for 
much of his instruction. He says, "Bryan's 
strong emphasis of worldview was some- 
thing I took with me after graduating." 

Whether teaching about the unique beauty 
of insects or the complexity of human de- 
velopment, Eisenback desires to emphasize 
the things that are often taken for granted. 
"I think that one of the great purposes of 

science is to... enlighten [students] that 
the world they maybe never think about is 
way more beautiful and complex than they 
have gone through their life knowing," Dr. 
Eisenback explains, "I would want [stu- 
dents] to have an appreciation, when they 
walk away from oiie of my classes, for the 
beauty, diversity, and complexity of what- 
ever subject they learned from me." 

Dr. Eisenback is excited to be on staff with 
his former teachers, to learn from them 
in a new relationship. Although the initial 
change from mentoree to peer was intimi- 
dating for him, Eisenback has been warmly ^ 
welcomed by the Science Depart staff. He 
appreciates their guidance as well as the free 
rein he has to make changes in classes that 
they formerly taught. All in all, Eisenback is 
grateful for the opportunity to teach here at 
Bryan and is enjoying his work. He says, "We 
basically won the lottery to have a chance 
to attend and teach at a college, especially 
a Christian college, but we often take it for 

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... Bob Simpson has been a 
staple in the mathematics depart- 
ment for 27 years, and his passion 
is admired by both faculty and stu- 
dents. Simpson did not attend school 
with the aspiration of teaching. In 
fact, his father insisted on his taking 
an education course while he was at- 
tending undergraduate school, and he 
hated it. He declares, "It was awful, 
and I said, 'No more.'" But later, at 
graduate school, Simpson was offered 
to have his tuition and living expenses 
paid if he taught a class. He accepted 
the offer, and says, "I found it was a 
blast, and that was really the point 
that I decided I would use math as a 

Bryan College has developed the 
way Simpson views his vocation in 
relation to his faith. He says, "It was 

here at Bryan that I was forced to 
think about the relationship between 
mathematics and the Bible, math- 
ematics and the Christian life." He 
now seeks to integrate his faith into 
his teaching method. Whether by 
using the hymn "Amazing Grace" to 
explain infinite sets, or by using the 
rational creation of mathematics to 
point towards a rational creator, Simp- 
son desires to share with students what 
Christ has taught him. 

Idition to teaching and advising matl^TOaents sln^T'982. Dr. 
son also gives direction to students who have not declared a , 
r yet. He is one of only a few advisors for these general edUM- 
CQajorS (photo by Joseph Demme). 

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Mrs. Katluyn Saynes discusses 
classroom management with her 
students in the Curriculum Lab 
in the library, a room specially 
equipped for education majors 
(pliolo liy fiaclii:! Lowdrrmilk). 

.is. Kathryn Sayncs is a new 
addition to Bryan's education depart- 
ment. A former Bryan student who 
went on to teach seventh and eighth 
grade for four years, Saynes has been 
1^ excited to come back to Bryan, say- 
ing, "My biggest reason for wanting to 
come back to Bryan was just the free- 
dom that I had to express my opinions 
and rehgious convictions^" If 


The opportunity Saynes had in teach- 
ing in the pubHc sector is something 
she wants to bring back to Bryan Col- 
lege. She wants to help her students 
learn how to take a Christian world- 
view and practice it and apply it in the 
real world, saying, "The things that I 
saw in public school and the eye-open- 
ing that I had when I started there - I 
wanted to bring that back and really 
educate the students to the real world 
of education." 

Saynes has replaced Marey Froemke, 9 
her own former teacher. "I had ex- 
pectations," Saynes notes, "because I 
remembered the way that she carried 
these classes out. I had to take them, 
and make them my own." Of the educa- 
tion department, Saynes says, "I love the 
work environment. It is very relaxed, but 
they hold me to a hieher standard." 

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Coacli Perron tcaclics a >ariety of sporl and I'ilncss- 
rclalcd classes, ineliiiliiig Aerobic Coiulilioiiing and 
(!on<'e|)ls of Physical Filness (iilmin by Jcnii McCnc). 

.r. David Perron is a 

new professor this year in the 
Exercise and Health Science 
department. Perron completed 
his undergraduate work at 
Cornerstone University with a 
degree in Physical Education, 
S later receiving his masters 
at the United States Sports 
Academy located in Mobile, 
Alabama. He has not always 
anticipated teaching as his 
career, "but about junior or 
senior year of completing my 
undergrad, I knew that teach- 
ing was the direction I was 
being led." 

Perron had previously spent ( 

16 years teaching and coach- i' 

ing at a high school in Illinois, 
and after that he spent 2 years 
at Bluefield College, working 
as an adjunct professor and 
coaching the women's soccer 
team. Perron has enjoyed his 
time at Bryan so far, saying, 
"The people are extremely nice, 
and the student body is great." 

Perron's favorite class this year 
has been the Dual Sports class 
because he enjoys sports. "It's 
seven different sports crammed 
into one semester," he says. "It's 
also fun to watch the athletes that 
are good at their own sport strug- 
gle to master the other sports!" 

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Dr. Clark Rose and Dr. Steve Bradshaw invest in the developmci 
students, which sometimes involves defeating them at ping-pon 
Tuesday afternoons (phoio by Jcim MoCm-k 





od takes and 
takes, but we need to re- 
member that He also took 
the most important thing, 
' our sin." - Dr. Bradshaw 

Memorable quotes, similar 
to this one, are scattered 
throughout my notes from 
my psychology classes. I have 
always admired Dr. Rose and 
Dr. Bradshaw's wisdom and 
faithfulness to their jobs. They 
both commute quite a distance 
for the sake of pouring into 
the lives of their students. 



Dr. Rose's balance of encour- 
agement and constructive 
criticism is gentle and effec- 
tive. He is always approach- 
able, always more than willing 
to help his students in any way 
he can. 

Dr. Bradshaw sets the aca- 
demic bar high and expects 
great things from each of his 
students. His high expectations 
teach his students the impor- 
tance of hard work and the joys 
of seeing that work pay off. 

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They have both helped to de- 
velop my character and I am 
grateful for tfife wisdom they 
have shared with me. 

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L^s an incoming freshman, I was in- 
timidated when I discovered that a retired 
colonel would be my advisor and frequent 
professor. Yet, instead of finding a gruff 
man with no patience for questions, I 
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deeply cares about each of his student; 
Since I arrived. Colonel Petitte has spei 
numerous hours with me discussing pos 
sible avenues for learning as well as shariii 
his own journey in hfe, which has been ricl 
and varied. Among many other things, Col- 
^.onel Petitte has studied in Germany.xraineid' 
j an investigator, and acted as ad^ 
film crew in France, and he continues 
^ " '1th of knowledge ant}""" 
f^ to his studentsJ / 

Before becoming 
Colonel Petitte worked as the military 
consultant during the filming of the 
movie Palton (photo by Joseph Demmc). 


Below; IcCi to right: Dr. Kf•^•in (ll:iusiiti; Dr. HcHjcvI i^agf (filiotd'- In KatK a l.c 

ra. Pascucci received her cjoctorjrte in the summer of 
2008 from the University op Salaj^anca in Salamanca, 

Salamanca (photo submitted). 

Spain. The process tookjaboii^six years and was con- 
cluded by the compLetioivbf her 620-page thesis. "It 
8 took about thre^nd;^ half years, consisting of many 
trips to many IjpraHCS all over Spain, the US, Mexico, and 
Japan to wpte xlie thesis," says Dra. Pascucci. Prior to 
writin^li/ thesis, she spent a year in Spain taking 
fl^ses, a year writing three separate papers 
^.each consisting of fifty pages, and she also 
r/ had to undergo an oral evaluation. Asked 
V when she became interested in the Spanish 
i' language, she said, "I have always had an 
interest in foreign languages. Spanish was the 
one that was offered at my high school." 

' Dra. Pascucci first became interested in teaching 
' on a trip that she took to Japan just after receiving 
her undergraduate degree from University of Ten- 
' nessee in Chattanooga. She says, "I always thought 

that teaching would be a last resort, but I went on 
a trip to Japan and taught English and realized 
! that I really enjoy teaching." Here at Bryan, 
Dra. Pascucci most enjoys teaching her upper 
level classes, saying, "the classes are smaller and 

students really want to be there. I can see them 
progress and see their growth, which is pretty cool." 



SSTOP used the slogan"it's time folfe 
ajpltttion" tx^arOKse interest for the 
Scourge conference (plioio «uljTiiined). 


\^ ver the weekend of 
January 23-25, 2009, SSTOP 
(Students Stopping the Traffick- 
ing Of People) held the second 
annual SCOURGE Conference. 
The conference, "SCOURGE '09: 
The Criminal Justice Response 
to Human Trafficking," informed 
students of the steps that they 
can take to help fight against 
human trafficking. 

Abraham Lee of the U.S. 
Department of State served 
as the keynote speaker, explain- 
ing the involvement of the United 
States government in the plague of 
human trafficking, and also suggest- 
ing steps that Bryan students could 
take to help fight against it. Fellow 
guest speaker, a Detective Sergeant 
of the New Scotland Yard and head 
of Operation Maxim Human Traf- 
ficking, spoke of Europe's involve- 
ment against human trafficking. 

SCOURGE '09 was co-sponsored 
by Colonel Dr. Ron Petitte, who 
also sponsored the first SCOURGE 
conference. Colonel Petitte's desire is 
to raise awareness at Bryan College 
of the scope of these crimes against 
humanity; the students will then, 
hopefully, relate the information 
to the community at large. 

Pictured top, left to right: Zach Scheller, Hannah Lee; 

Anna Downer, Hannah Lee, Andrew McPeak; sign 

created by SSTOP; Mehssa Brown, Michael Schro- 

eder; Colette Bercu (photos submitted). 

Jven students roll up the 
sleeves of their academic pursuits 
and serve one another. You've 
planned activities, visited friends 
in the hospital, supported sports 
teams with cheers (and heckled 
the referees), hstened to each H 
other vent about frustrations, 
and exulted with each other over 
triumphs. You've argued about 
predestination, worship styles, 
and whether Mountain Dew is a 
"coke," but you've also discov- 
ered that, despite your differences, 
Christ remains above all and with 
Him you can fill one another up. 


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_n ^terest S the forgot - 
en is a ^ncern Miat resonates 
strongly in junior Susannah 
Mcllvainfe's hearth From exploring 
^Id or abandoned houses for fun, 
to preparing fox a life of service to 
the homeless, Susannah searches 
for beauty in the underappreciated. 

"I am just really passionate about 

lo\ing people," Susannah said, 
■"especially those ^vho are under- 
served, forgotten, or looked do^sTi 

Since coming to Bryan three years 
ago, she has become involved in 
SGA as the class treasru-er, as a con- 
sultant in the Writing Center and 
she tutors elementary and middle- 
school children in reading and math 
for her ^vork study. 

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. • -' nah said. "I think the PALS pro- 

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hope to be able to get involved next 

After she completes her degree at 
Brvan, she plans to go on to get her 
masters and perhaps her Ph. D in clini- 
cal psychology and eventually open a 
homeless shelter. 


U uring her high school mock trial class, Kathryn Romeo's 
teacher gave her the nickname "fangs and claws" as a tribute to 
her sassy nature. "Fangs and elaws" turned into "Kat," the name 
she now regularly goes by Because her high school mock trial 
coach pushed her to reach exceUence, Kat became the mock 
trial captain her freshmen year at Bryan. For the last two years 
Kat has acted as both captain and coach for the mock trial team, 
and has thus analyzed cases from three different and simultane- 
ous perspectives."There's nothing better than reading a case with 
a warm drink on a rainy day," says Kat, with a grin. Kat is now 
entertaining the possibihty of studying mediation m law school. 

Kat cites her Bryan professors as some of her greatest influences 
in her continual pursuit of excellence, especiaUy Colonel Petitte. 
She remembers the day in Medium of Film class (a class that pro- 
duces the Bryan Film Festival) when Petitte puUed Kat aside and 
encouraged her to sign up as a producer, even though Kat had no 
prior experience and had aheady joined a different committee That 
experience as a producer made Kat aware of how much she loved 
high-stress, life-consuming projects. She says, "the stress of it is an 
adrenahne rush, and the best part comes when I can sit back and 
I see the results." 

Its with orientation envelopes. Ambas 
fcthe week doing everything they cou 

ehee, and Maribeth Moe await the arrival of more incom- 
A, Orientation Group Leaders, faculty, and other volun- 

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11 August 22, 253 new stu- 
dents poured onto campus, flood- 
ing the Triangle. Mercer, and 
Latimer Avith excited chatter. They 
trickled into the dorms in the 
morning, and continued arriving 
until late that afternoon. Orienta- 
tion Group Leaders. Ambassadors, 
and Bryans Student Government 
channeled the flow of young men 
and women through the campus to 
the dorms and chapel, where they 
would receive envelopes and other 
BC survival material. 

The Orientation Group Leaders 
met four davs before the freshmen 
arrived to plan events for their 
freshmen, make signs for their 
groups, and attend seminars by 
Randy HoUingsworth and Bruce 
iVIorgan on hoA\ to be en£;aging and 
hospitable to the new students. 

After undergoing the rigorous 
schedule of required meetings, 
orientation activities, and gener- 
allv adjusting to the college and 
its communitv. the freshmen were 
eager for regularly scheduled classes 
and chapels by the end of the week. 
However, new students and return- 
ing students alike enjoyed the week 
to the full. 

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Pictured bottom, left to right: Daniel Cohen 
and Chris Tuttle, Jessica Tameler, JMehssa 
BrowTi, Ahcia Schiilze (photos by E-\-an John- 
son). Deryk Rankin (photo by Kirsten ileberg) 

"It was exciting, but I couldn't wait 
foriit^tabe^over. I ^\ anted.cpllege to 

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The Woodlee Gl-Joe soldiers left the 
other dorms in their floury dust as 
they captured the first place trophy 
for the Dorm Wars competition. 

(photo by Kirsten Meberg) 


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he smell of flour wafts over you and you 
realize that, covered in baking powder, you 
must now run around the entirety of your 
dorm. This must be Dorm Wars. This 
year one of Dr. HoUingsworth's Per- 
suasive Communications class groups 
established this uniquely Bryan event. 
Dorm Wars creators Cassie-Marie Bundy, 
Hannah Lee, Kirsten Meberg, Jordan 
Koskamp, Sarah Glines, and Michael 
Rollins had three weeks to come up with 
a marketing and advertising scheme 
brilliant enough to attract the most 
attenders. After several failed ideas and 
with one week left, the group ended with a 
simplified form of senior Rachel Welch's 

brain child — Dorm Wars. The least 
attended of all persuasive communica- 
tion events with only 103 people. Dorm 
Wars still captured student's hearts and 
earned the People's Choice Award. The 
Dorm Wars team members and numerous 
students hope to make this smashing hit 
an annual event. The other four groups 
created events such as a showing of the 
independent film A Pistol in Hand is 
Worth Two in the Glove Box in Rudd audi- 
torium, the Ice Cream, You Scream concert 
held outside in the Triangle, the Volleyball 
Raffle, and the Smooth Magic performance 
by magician Brett Myers in the cafeteria. 

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Pictured, left to right: Brett Myers (photo by Rachel 
Lowdermilk); Hannah Lee, Jordan Koskamp (photo by 

Kirsten Meberg); Brett Myers (photo by Rachel Low- 
dermilk); Amanda AUquist (photo by Kirsten Meberg); 
Katie Garrison (photo by Rachel Lowdermilk). 

I really enjoyed Dorm Wars and I think it 

sho^jld be an atinuaJsg^eiat. 

iSteiYP Franklii) 

2007 homecoming royalty Tyler Gay 
and Jesse Hundley crown a grinning 
Eric McEachron the 2008 Homecom- 
ing King, (photo by Joseph Demme) 


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. ou know It By the sudden influx 
of alumni and red and yellow flowers 
and by the crazy costumes, events, 
and games: homecoming week. The 
campus is transformed on each 
day of Spirit week, and this year 
we had HiUbiUy Day with Apple 
Bobbing and Midnight Madness, 
Villain Day with Hostile Hostage 
and Dr. Doomsday Dodge Ball, Sci- 
r Fi & Fantasy Day with Iron Chef 
and the Iron Man drive-in movie, 
then '20s and '30s day with First 
in Flight and the Godfather's Deal 
or No Deal, finishing with Cartoon 
Day. The head honcho of the spirit 
week production was senior class 
president Brett Myers, who was 
mostly satisfied with the results of 
Spirit Week. The only main drawback 

was the fact that the festivities fell 
on the same week as midterms — ^the 
number of participating students 
vas less than normal, simply because 

many ^^^m had to choose be- 
tween bobbing for apples and pass- 
ing a midterm. 

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Pictured, top to bottom: 
Da^^(i Beisner (photo by Joseph Demme); 
Amanda Kinsej^ Kxisten Nachtwey, Candace 
Wilmore (photo by Kirsten Meberg); Justus 
Stout (photo by Kirsten Meberg); Kirsten Me- 
berg (photo submitted): Dana Kennedy (photo 
by Desirae Hicks). 


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n February 28, 2009, 
Wayne Enterprises cordially 
invited all Bryan associates to a 
special gala event. Upon arrival, 
the invitees made their way 
blindly through the dark depths 
of the "bat cave" (which was 
created out of black tarps) and 
then out in to the open yet foggy 
air of the cafeteria; under the 
multi-colored spotlights guests 
found their seats and mingled in 
the clandestine atmosphere. Un- 
fortunately, an overabundance 
of smoke from the fog machine 
set off the fire alarm, and the 
Dayton Fire Department swiftly 
arrived to rectify the situation. 
After the guests - who had been 
advised to leave the building 
- were seated once again, the 
Freshman SGA (who planned the 
banquet) played the accident off 
as a surprise attack by the Joker. 
All in all, Bruce Wayne's associ- 
ates were given a night they will 
not soon forget. 

Pictured left to right: ErUva Gebel and Evan 
Johnson (Homecoming, photo by Rachel Low- 
dernuEc); Dr. Clark Rose (Christmas, photo by 
Joseph Demnie); CaxoKTi Candland (Homecom- 
ing, photo submitted); Rjde Van Gorkom, Ben 
■ e^vs. Matt Dee; Jason Hundley (Christmas, 
photos liv Joseph Demnie) 



.epertoire is a once-monthly 
opportunity for students to per- 
form for each other and for students 
to see professionals perform; music 
majors and minors are required to 
attend repertoire, but other stu- 
dents are welcome to come and 
listen. Senior and junior recitals 
take place during repertoire, but 
we've also had, for example, a pro- 
fessional saxophone quartet come in 
and play. It's a great way to see how 
other students are improving — to see 
what they have worked on all semes- 
ter — and also to learn things from the 

As a performer myself, it is help- 
ful for me to perform in front of an 
audience that sympathizes with me 
and appreciates the time and effort 
I've put into performing a piece; as a 
Kstener, it's great to watch my peers' 
skill levels develop over the course 
of the year and be able to honestly 
tell them that their hard work has 
paid off. I think it brings the music 
department a little closer together 
and makes us more knowledgeable 
about music and each other. 


Pictured top, left to right: Erika Gebel (photo by 

Evan Johnson); Stephen Deck (photo by Rachel 

Lowdermilk); Tori Wisthoff (photo by Rachel Low- 

dennilk); Analyn Chanco (photo by Evan Jolmson); 

Emily White (photo by Evan Johnson) 


The Bryan CoUege students prove that Michael 
Jackson truly is immortal by paying.their re- 
spects through a rendition of 'Thriller'. 

Pictured bottom, left to right: James Carmichael, Harry She^ood; 

John Moore; Bryce McQuire; Chris Clark, Michael Palmer; Eric 

MacEachron; Phillip Johnston (photos submitted) 


_ istory was made as Bryan College combined efforts with Covenant College to 

pursuit of art and excellence. 

For several years, it has been a Bryan College tradition to hold a yearly film festival, but 
this year was the first time another college was added to festivities: Covenant College 
proved to be a worthy companion/competitor. 

The awards ceremony was held at Chattanooga's beautiful Tivoli Theatre, where 
Whelan Awards were given in eleven categories. Students arrived in semi-formal at- 
ire, and representatives from both schools provided entertainment with music, dance, 
and even magic. An after party, hosted by Covenant College, provided a time for stu- 
dents from both schools to let loose, dance, and celebrate the success of their fellow class 

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'eiieath Yuri Lopez's impish 
mile and playful antics beats a very ; 
Iriven, very passionate heart that 
jushes her to strive for excellence in ^ 
very aspect of her life. 

Yuri fust heard about 
Bryan in 2005, when the HoUing- 
sworth family visited her girl's home; 
orphanage in Honduras. Working 
>ut the details to come to the school ; 
was a 3-year process, but in the fall ^ 
of 2008, she finally began her Bryan I 
IloUege career. i 

"They saw me play soccer 
and said I should come," Yuri says. 
I was playing with a boys' team 
and scoring most of the goals." And 
when she's not on the soccer field, j 
Yuri can usually be found in the 
ibrary, working hard to overcome a 
lifficult language barrier and learn- 
iig as much as possible. "I really 
ike my classes and I like to be busy, 
Yuri says. ,^ 

After she graduates, Yuri 
)lans to return to Honduras as a mis- 
4onary, teacher, and coach. "I like it 
lere, but I miss home and my little 

isters," Yuri said. "I want to tell 

leople there about Jesus." 

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enior Michael Rollins 
knows the trials, tribulations, 
and joys of working with teenag- 
ers at Dunlap First Baptist. After 
six years of serving the youth ai 
~" his church, RoUins knows thai 

I this is what God has called him 
to do — this is what he was born 
1 for. 

Born and raised in Dunlap, TN. 

Rollins grew up in a Southern 

^ Baptist family. In his pre-col- 

lege years RoUins attended t 

local public high school where he 

played football 

Football became Rollins' sanc- 
tuary as he slowly began to 
separate himself from God. Not 
untd Rollins tore out his knee 
and ankle, effectively removing 
football from his future, did he 
realize the extent to which foot- 
ball had been replacing God in his 
i life. This realization — along with 
i his natural passion for serving 
other people — drew Rollins into 




A natural people person and a kid 
at heart, Rollins fits well into the 
\ position of youth ministry. He 

itakes to heart what his father told 
'* him: "Remember who you are, 

I where you come from, and Who 

I you represent."' 

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^ Introducin 

Daniel Yoder is a fresh- 
man from the small town . , 
of Westcliffe, Colorado. 
He is the third of six chil 
■ dren and enjoys biking] 
basketball, and reading, 
among other things. 

r DaiSeTis here at Bryan 

because he is interested 

in Bible translation. He 

came here specifically for 

the linguistics program 

- and is studying hard for 
a Biblical Studies major. 

His favorite class and 
favorite part of Bryan 
so far has been his Greek 
class with Dr. Jud Davis. 

Daniel feels very comfort- 
able here at Bryan and 

- was excited to make the 
move out east, sayirig, "It 

was spihething I reaUy 
,: / wanted to do." 

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*-nQt only the butdodrs' but 
also good books and qual- 
ity conversatidiiwith. £fien4siii 

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James Adams 
Laura Adams 
Caroline Aldridge 
Logan Alley 
Samuel Alvarez 
Charles Angel 
Courtney Archer 
Timothv Arthur 

Maggie Bailey 
James Baird 
Timothy Baldi 
Trystan Barley 
Sara Barnett 
Samantha Barnette 
Joshua Beard 
Stephen Beaty 

Sarah Becker 
Caleb Bell 
Chelsie Blackburn 
Danene Bottiaux 
Lauren Bowling 
Showie Bray 
Zachary Breazeale 
Andrew Bro^\Tl 

Alan Brown 
Steven Brown 
Tvler Brown 
Stephen Bryan 
Carey Bryant 
Nicholas Cahill 
Amanda Carpenter 
Annalyn Chanco 

Shane Clawson 
Chase Clem 
Daniel Cohen 
Shea Congioloso 
Raphael Correa 
Lindsey Cresap 
Jordan Dav 
Joshua Decker 

Kristin DeVito 
Bethany Diamond 
Daniel Downing 
Jonathan Drake 
Stephen Drake 
Caleb Ebersole 
Gabrielle Erwin 
Sarah Ferrante 

Chad Fields 
BlUy Findley 
Hannah Fleming 
James Folsom 
Luke Foshee 
Robert Franklin 
Steven Franklin 
Cassie Funk 


■^ * •: 

fm answer to that question was 
revealed by dozens of freshmen on 
November 20th at the amiual Freshman 
Talent Show. This year's class had an 
amazing diversity of performances rang- 
ing from Tae Kwon Doe to Irish dance, 
-Ce-ucing, singing, and even pantomime. 

/ " 

ie event was improvisationally emceed 
Nbstin Morton and Bryan BoLLng. 

chamiels on their TV and finding anoth- 
er fi-eshman talent on every network. 


Though thlMgbt was mtended to be 

isored with only freshman 
crowd of upperclassmen 
and even two adorable cMdren invaded 
e.*T1ieir presence was a welcome 
to the fun of the evening. Th( 
.arable upperclassman appear- 
ance ^^s a cameo by SGA Executive Y ', 
Kim Woody as "the masked AoUain." 


Lauren Garrison 

Amelia George 

Jonathan Goff 

Zachary Gray 

Daniel Grayton 

Matt Green 

Molly Green 

Stephen Green 

Wendy Greve 

Betsy Hailes 

Jeremy Haley 

Josh Halvorson 

Brandon Hampton 

Brantley Hattrich 

Trevor H aught 

Caitlin Hawkins 

Aaron Heidorn 

Jared Helms 

Emily Hendrix 

Gordon Hendrix 

Brett Hereth 

Desirae Hicks 

Myles Hixson 

James Holland 

'^Participants and spectators alilte had a 
lot of fun with this event, and this year's 

performers have set a high standard for iic 

year's students to match. 

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& « 

Justus Stovit, Jesse Murray; 
James Holland, Joel Peckman, 
■id (if(l!||u^t Aisihjp members of 
he Freshman band "Gunshots 
ironed Mall" opened the 
fflit show with a bang. 
~joto bv Josepli Drini 



u <Jaina Woodall, ^x..^.« ^v,..«.^v, ^ 
'cole Thomas: Shoshauua "ShowM 

• Robei 

:e, Kim' Woody; Matt Al 
ven Franklin: Clayton S 

Da\'id Hooks 
Jonathan Houghton 
Ashleigh Hoxworth 
Jacob Hudgins 
Daniel Impson 
Hannah Jernigan 
Crissy Johnson 
Jessica Jones 

Joshua Jones 
Jessica Kaya 
Matthew Kear 
Owen Kilgore 
Ruben Kinser 
Amanda Kinsey 
Lydia Kirkpatrick 
Douglas Kitzmiller 

Faith Kostreva 
Logan La Voice 
Kevin Layne 
Chris Leary 
Garrett Lemons 
Katlyn Levi 
Luke Lillard 
Alyssia Lindsay 


Brian Lhingston 

Jordan Logan 

Yuri Lopez 

Rachel Lowdermilk 

Margaret Lucas 

Steven Magnussen 

Andre^v Mahand 

Xa-\-ierian McCall 

Keisev McCormick 

Ke^in McEwen 

Stephen McGee 

Sonja Meberg 

Rachel Mele 

Reid Mens-in 

Brianna Miller 

Kellv Miller 

Patrick Miller 
Carli Milligan 
Cassie Miracle 

Rvan Moore 
Anna Morgan 

Joey Morgan 
Kara MuUennix 

Amy Mulloy 


'i§fB-^< HUil^ifl 

Carlin Nasiatka 
Samuel iS'durumo 
Matt Neises 
Katherine Nelson 
Sarah XeAvlin 
rsick Pacurari 
-\lissa Passburg 
Joel Packman 

Rodrigo Pigatto 
Liz Ponto 
Stacia Po^^ell 
Dustin Puckett 
Joshua Ragland 
Lee Rickman 
Sarah Riley 
Anna Roberts 

Patrick Roberts 
Marv Roes 
Erin Ross 
Kirsten Ross 
Kirk Samuels en 
Amanda Sanders 
Cla\ton Schmidt 
Becca Sharpe 


Pictured below, left to right: Jessica Tameler, Sarah Staf- 
ford, Bethany Diamond (photo by Katlyn Levi) 

Pictured right, top to bottom: Steven Franklin; Sonja 
Meberg, Nichole Thomas, and Clayton Schmidt (photos by 

Rachel Lowdermilk) 

iDouglas Stroup 

: Jessica Tameler 

Carra Tharp 

Kyle Thomas 

Lindsay Thomas 

Nicole Thomas 

Lauren Traub 

Nick Tuttle 


Lauren Twomblv 
Kristen Undensood 
Lia Varela 
C\Tithia Wade 
Matt Wiggins 
Michael Williams 
Rebecca Wilson 
Sarah Wood 

April Woodall 
Susan Wright 
Daniel Yoder 

Freshmen Not Pictured: Joshua Ball, Darrell Birch, Tyler Blackman, WilHam Colvard, Demond Craig, Kara 
DeBats, Hannah Dettling, Elizabeth Farmer, Danae Gillespie, Elizabeth Grisham, Thomas Hemmings, Caleb 

Hixson, Diamond Holbert, Brittany Hudgens, Hope Lowery, Shannon McGowan, Howard Meadows, Sarah 
Newton, Daniel O'Kane, Adam Polston, Mandi Reynolds, Kathleen Shaffer, Jared Sharp, Anna Thomas, ^Tiitney 
Thomas, Victor Underwood, Zachary White, Nathan Wilkinson, Phillip Wooden, Matthew Wren, Amanda Young 


Pictured right, left to right: Bryan 
Boiing, Thomas Smith and Rachel C 

(photos by Evan Johnson) 



Sophomore Drew Abercrombie's 
journey to Bryan College has 
been a significant step in his life- 
long pursuit of learning, knowl- 
edge and ideas. Abercrombie's 
desire to learn made selecting a 
major very difficult, but after 
multiple changes, he has settled 
on an English major... for now. He 
hopes it will give him insight into 
the generations of past ideas and 
understanding the history of hu- 
man development. 

After Bryan, Abercrombie plans 
to study philosophy in gradu- 
ate school and eventually teach 
overseas. "I love to travel... and 
am very interested in Europe and 
Asia," Abercrombie said, "Eu- 
rope, because of its rich history, 
and Asia, because Eastern culture 
is so different." He is interested in 
learning multiple languages to pre- 
pare for his cross-cultural move, is 
currently learning both Greek and 

German, and plans to continue 
learning different languages indefi- 

"I like being here a lot," Drew 
said. "I'm around people think- 
ing the same ideas, experiencing the 
same changes, struggling with the 
same problems, etc. I love it. 

^Ji>y M.arhtuui' 
(photo by Evan Johnson), 

ran Boling ^plloto bv Evau Johnsou) 

Oinas >niltil (photo bv Evan Johnson) 

Mavelvn Cedeno (photo by Evan Johnson) 

Drew Abercrombie 
Matt Alb in 
Kirsten Amiin g; 
Ehjah Ammen 
Benjamin Andrews 
Rick\' Angelicola 
Erin Anthonv 
Kendall Armstrong 

Ehse Bacon 
rs'athan Bailev 
Julie Barnett 
Elizabeth Beard 
Elizabeth Benscoter 
^Tiitney Boggs 
Zachar\" Bradshaw 
Euiilv Britton 

Jessica Brooks 
Joey Bruno 
Chad Bvers 
Chelsev Carson 
Michael Chase 
DaWd Collins 
Carrie Cook 
E mil y Crist 

Sa\'annah Cro\sder 
Jared Cummings 
Joshua DaWs 
_\lisha Deal 
Matt Dee 
Janette DeLozier 
Joseph Dixon 
Oli\ia Do^sTiev 

Seth Dukes 
Amanda Els'^s'ick 
Ben Ferrante 
Kristen Ferrante 
Seth Flores 
Erika Gebel 
Glenna Gibbs 
Da\id Green 

Hunter Hall 
Ethan Hargraves 
Brvson Harper 
T.J. Harris 
Jenn\- Har\"«y 
Caleb Ha\Tie5 
Jandi Heagan 
Natahe Henr\" 


Donation Tiunting, thrift-store sliop-^ 

ping, late niglits that turn into moi 

gs, ghmig, sewing hundreds of yt, 

I bhie fabric, re-glumg, sending i 

scented messages in bottles, clmil ^ 

placing blue cellophane m overhead I 

J hghts, re-gluing, building, re-placing bhw 

I cellophane, duct-taping what wouldn't 

1; stay glued... 

pferury Harvey a sophomore who serv^ 
In th e decorations committee for th^ 

Icoming banquet, sagely obs* 

p.on't reahze hoi 

|)anG[ueM'' -^"' 

raehal^ ., ^ 
ophomore class said, "It alway 
httle nervous when you 1 

meets." But somehow 

I . _^l "C „1„„^„„ 

CyCA^ LXXilJLg V^CliaMl^J i^-^^^^-M.^^^' ^^^^ 

don't get as much student involvement iii 
banquets/' she s^d, "but om- whole class 
^as really helpful.^ 

bto by RacJi 

Lauren Hess 

Rachel Hewitt 

Melanie Hill 

Stephen Hill 

Zach Horat 

Anna Hull 

Jason Hundley 

Emily Hurlbut 

Elizabeth Johnson 

Evan Johnson 

Maggie Jollay 

Heather Jones 

Joshua Jones 

John Juarwel 

Sun Jin "Brian" Jun 

Brandon Justice 

Thomas Katz 

Joy Koan 

Chelsea Leneau 

Thomas Lobach 

Danielle Lovins 

Justin M alloy 

Jenifer Manzo 

Charlee Marshall 


Nicholas Martin 
Jenn McCue 
Natalie McGehee 
Emilv McKeehan 
Andrew McPeak 
Andrea Milligan 
Maribeth Moe 
Justin Morton 

Brian Mullennix 
J.T. Nelson 
Kara Nissley 
Megan O'Rourke 
Dani Park 
Laura Pearce 
Steven Perry 
Melissa Peters 

Jordan Pilgrim 
Cami Plaisted 
Amelia Pool 
Micah Price 
Julia Pugh 
Ashley Raburn 
Bryce Randall 
Dervk Rankin 


Pictured here: Ethan Har- 
graves (photo by Evan Johnson) 

Deryk Rankin 

Diana Rice 

Kesse Robinson 

Stacy Roy craft 

Anna Rustebakke 

Andrew Schaale 

Alicia Schulze 

Kelly Shannon 

Tyrone Sheppard 

Stefanie Shields 

Colby Smith 

Justin Smith 

Megan Smith 

Thomas Smith 

Sharon Smythe 

Rachel SoHd 

Jessica Southern 

Tara Stewart 

Tori Stewart 

Allison Stimmel 

Rachelle Thomas 

Liz Van Erem 

Kyle Van Gorkam 

Audrey Vordenhaum 


^ feaki^- ^i 

Nicole Walker 
Britney Weber 
Dinah ^'ebster 
Mark Welcli 
Amy Wliisnian 
Bryan Whitmore 
Johanna Wilkening 
Katie Wilkens 

Danielle Wilson 
Tyler Winstead 
Tori Wisthoff 
Alaina Woodall 
Paula Yacoubian 
Ryan \ontz 
Caleb Young 
Drew Zimmerman 

Sophomores Not Pictured: Madison Baker, Derek Batt, Elizabeth Benscoter, Bryan Bohng, Lauren Copeland, Jona- 
than Davis, Lauren Edgerton, Jessica Etress, Drew Fendrich, Kaitlyn Fuller, Jacobo Gallardo, Tomas Gomez, James 
Gunter, Anna Haley, Michael Hogsett, Lauren Holt, Joseph Jones, Kaitlynn Kopeski, Gregory Lavo, Sarah Lyons, Justin 
MacKay, Andrew Magnussen, Ashley Maye, Bryce McGuire, Becca Morris, Richard Newton, Andrew Nunnelly, Ashley 
Pannullo, Kristen Phelps, Bryan Saylor, Laura Shreve, Karissa Simmons, Rebecca Sours, Faith Wagner, 

Nickolas Williams, Todd Yawn, Alison Young 


ocusms on 


ryan doesn't have the 
biggest film program," says Junior 
Film & Tech major Colton Davie, 
"But it teaches the core ideas I'm 
ested in; a^J^l^school would 
juSt teach technicalities." Even 
-'"sses that lie outside Davie's field 
... .. lave developed his ideas on art 
and creativity, especially Bible and 
literature courses; he cites English 
; Dr. Imj)s(fn and Dr. , 

his c 
i a freshman, i 
JO get to kno^l ' 
sor Julian "^Miamson, who acted 
as his professiAal mentor. Wil- 
liamson showed him, among other 
things, that his strengths lay more 
in the field of cinematography 
than in the writing and directing 
that Davie had originally planned 
to pursue. Professor Chris Clark, 
who replaced Williamson, has also - 
become a mentor for Davie: throiii 
Clark's connections, Davie gfig 
job in California last summer as a 
t^ second assistant cameraman, 
i^ Davie wants to pursue a career in 
cinematography, eventually work- 
ing on feature films. "I don't have 
a distinct path in mind yet as to 
•flow I'll get there," he says, "But the 
CaHfornia project happened very sud- 
denly, and I made a lot of connections 
out in LA and ha-VJB^ame local connec- 



Colton Davie 
(photo by Joseph Demi 

ivia Pool (photo by Evan Johnson) 

Hannah Lee and Hannah Hamrick 

(photo by Evan Johnson) 

John Moore (photo by Rachel Lowdermilk) 

Ally Adams 
Amy Barham 
Lisa Barker 
Michal Beatty 
Joy Berner 
Caitlyn Boronow 
Zachan' Bowe 
Joshua Bradley 

Casey Br^'ant 
Tim (Caddy) Cadilla 
Hannah Camp 
Carolyn Candland 
Rachel Carr 
Steven Christian 
Beck)' Clailin 
Aimee Crotts 

Ben Cunningham 
Stephen Deck 
Galyn Dobler 
Ryan Gamier 
Trent Gay 
Molly Gehring 
Erin Grayson 
Jen Grove 

Julia Harmon 
Zac Harrison 
Da\'id Hasty 
Kyla Hill 

Stephanie Huskey 
Phillip Johnston 
Millie Jones 
Aaron Kendall 

Chris Kloc 
Jordan Koskamp 
Cameron Lane 
Heather Laskin 
Hannah Lee 
Melissa Longoria 
Faith Martin 
Josh Maubach 

Kayley McCloskey 
Susannah Mcllvaine 
Garrett McInt\Te 
Kim McKennett 
Lindsay McKissick 
Allison McLean 
Paul (Tack>-) Middlekauff 
Stacey Miller 


Juniors gathered in the Lions' Den in 
February for class event "Comecly-a-la- 
mode" to Uterally "go bananas." They 
made banana spHts with Cold Stone ice 
cream and were entertained by Bananas 
TV show comedian, Taylor Mason. Stu- 
dents roUed with laughter as Mason, a 
talented ventriloquist and pianist, created 
hilarious dialogue with his puppets. "My 
favorite part of the event was sitting 
down and laughing out loud," John said. 
"It's the kind of laughing that you don't 
have to worry about what others may 

J vents like these have c 
strong bonds witliin the j 
fceryone has a story and a good one at th 
^ohn said. "I love every one of them, | 
(jn glad tjjHfll^yi be walking alongside 
:^when i gratfSKe fiom Biyan." 




Bailey Payne 

Angela Perry 

OliWa Pool 

Daniel Prince 

Lvdia Pugh 

Abe Roberts 

Amanda Rogers 

Audrev-Ajin Sanders 

Michael Schroeder 

Dwight Sell 

Paul Shearer 

Lauren Simpson 

Pamela Simpson 

Amber Smith 

Erica Smith 

Rachel Smith 


Juniors not pictured: Mvson Adams. Brvan .-Ufano. Atticus Bailev. Mark BarmveU. Caleb Beasley. Michal Beatty, Jeremy 

Blaschke. Joshua Bogle. Tim (Caddv) Cadillac. Cody Christopher, Brooke Corbett, Gregory CresweU, Colton Davie, Katherme 

DeRhodes. Jonathan Ddts. Ashley Felker. Taylor Gentry, Hannah Hamrick, Curt Hays, Jason Henderson, Joshua Henn, Alliso 

Ill: Caleb Beasle), Mall Noel, John Wang, Joseph Maiiglion, 
Summer Nielson, Josh Young, Ben Cuimingham, and Setli CrockiM- (phoio by Jcu McCuc) 

Rvan Smith 
Thomas Smith 
Timmy Sunday 
Hailey Swearingen 
Andrew Sweeney 
Tiller Tomazin 
AUyson Underwood 
Brittany Walker 

Elisabeth Williams 
Candice Willmore 
Justin Winters 
Elizabeth Yates 
Andrew Zimmerman 

Ibsen, Christopher Kloc, Philhp Kohler, Amanda Manke, Faith Martin, Joseph Maughon, Joshua McGowan, Summer Niel- 
son, Matthew Noel, Weldon Parks, EHzabeth Peters, Nathaniel Rogers, Stephen Russell, Hannah Suits, Paul Swafford, Ryan 
Terry, Jordan Thompson, Hillary Tipton, Wendy York, John Wang, Timothy Williams, Lindsey Wolfe, Benjamin Young 



Copy Editor, Samantha Bryant 

Online Editor 

3itor, Emily EcKois 


jtor in Chief, Jeremiah Nasiatka 

Staff (from left to right): 
Danene Bottianx 
Matt Crutchfield 
Justus Stout 
Justin Morton 
Atticus Bailey 
BiUy Findley 

. he Triangle staff is 
responsible for the regular dis- 
persion of Bryan College news. 
Many adjustments were made 
this year as the paper went 
online, featming regular news 
updates, editorials, and the i 
I perpetually popular 'off-the- 
record' quotes. Even after the 
transition to the web, a few issues 
were pruited, mcluding the aimual 
April Fool's issue entitled "Trap- 
ezoid." In the issue, incredulous 
students read about Dr. Whit 
Jones' impending departure to call 
monkeys, the entertaimnent value ■ 
of Hello Kitty, and the benefits of 
a new student bail-out plan. The 
Jl staff's saA^y reportuig and wry 
^ - 1 humor is a testament to their 
dedication and an important 
piece of Brj an College cidture. 

Ad\nsor: John Carpenter 

lluiii Hareraves and Josli Jc 

Front to back: Tacky Middlekauff, Michael 
Reiieau, A J Frick (Cm|^kncr photos by Kirsleii Meberg) 

Liiulsav McKissick, Tal•^^^ Ilaiiglit. Melissa Bro^vii Biittau v Weber. Erica Gebel. Kir sten Amlin 





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. he R As went to a sho<!p farm as an 
illustrative activity after n^ading Kevin Le- 
rnan's The Way of ihe Shepherd. "It srnelled 
like a farm," junior Taryn Haught observes, 
"And the sheep were a lot bigger than you 

would think. 1 was kind of grossed out." The 
group was able to watch the shepherd work 

and even helped to shear the sheep. "They 
felt really sticky after you sheared them," 
says sophomore Ashley Maye. The smelly 
and sticky aspects of the trip, as well as th«; 
chance to watch a real shepherd in action 
made an impression on the RAs. Ashley was 
struck by the shepherd's consistency with 
the sheep: the sheep are so forgetful that if 
the shepherd stops training for one day, he 
will have to completely start over because 
they will forget cverytliing they had previ- 
ously learned. Ashley also noted the hrm 
hand he used in dealing with his sheep: "He 
would push them until they hurt themselves 
on the fence behind them, then finally obeyed 
and went where he told them to." After seeing 
all of this, one realizes that Christ's comparing 
his followers to sheep is not flattering at all. As 
Taryn observes, "They are so stupid!" 

/t// ( fiftiHiifi/ '/fi-i/iti.\ 

lEtic McEacluon leads a 
ilamb at a sheep farm only i 
I fifteen minutes away from ^ 
Icampus. The RAs spent a 
[Sunday afternoon there to I 
ilearu true servant leader- 
Iship through the visual il- 
llustration of a shepherd's 
idaily interaction with his 

slieep (photo euhmittcd). 

"f 've found that humor helps in enforcing the 

rules. If it'i going lo be j.v/kvvard, )uu niiglil 

as A.vell make il v'urjjofjefu'.ly iiv/kv/ivj-d." 

-senior Jesiit a Philliijs 

'T'^^rwrrmm'iK^ ' '^^ 

j/a ■ 



Junior and senior warriors prepare to 
charge the freshmen and sophomores in 
the SGA condoned "Barbarian Wars," 
wielding only cardboard and duct-tape 
weapons and shields (photo submitted). 

' GA exists to build and 
strengthen the community of 
Bryan College through leadership 
development, student representa- 
tion, and purposeful events." This is 
the vision statement of the Bryan 
Student Government Association 
(SGA); it defines three areas in 
which SGA works, the most visible 
being purposeful events like banquets 
or class events. 

The two other areas of SGA 
happen mostly behind the 
scenes. Senate, made up of the 
class representatives and led by 
the student body vice president, 
bears most of the burden of student 
representation. SGA, which entirely 
made up of students, represents the 
student body, and this representation is 
taken seriously by the administration, 
which often seeks out SGA to "feel 
the pulse" of the student body. 

Leadership development occurs 
within SGA, as every member has 
the opportunity for leadership 
responsibilities, but SGA, and specifi- 
cally the President's Council (made 
up of the class presidents led by the 
student body president), has recently 
been seeking ways to develop leader- 
ship outside of SGA which will last 
long after a person leaves Bryan. 
Ultimately, SGA exists to serve the 
students by making opportunities 
for a good college experience. 


Pictured top, left to right: Derek Dougherty, Katie 

Garrison and Brittany Rodriguez (photo by Joseph 

Demme), Brittany Rodriguez, Ehjah Ammen and Olivia 

Pool (photo by Joseph Demme), Kim Woody (photo 

by Joseph Demme), Jusin Hipp and Derek Dougherty 

(photo by Joseph Demme), Jason Bowers, Kim Woody, 

Jeff Schwenke, and Matt Crutchfield (photo by Rachel 



^»l i lically-in inclecl slu- 

av(! a cliaiicc to 

work vvilli local repre- 

scnlativoH and senators, 

|»i(>iiiole conservative 

issues on campns, and 


Once upon a tiiiu^ ni a I 
away land, a j>ion[» ol 

wisli lor a 

book cinl> was gra 

with meetings once- a vvc 
rcadine; books of inagic ; 


or many Bryan 
students, coffee is a quaint 
pick-me-up in the morning 
and an indispensable abet 
for concentration at night. 
However, there are a handful 
of students who have taken 
the mere act of coffee drink- 
ing and transformed it into 
an art. 


(photo submitt 

A great oppurtunity for those 

who love reading manga, 
watching anime, and learning 
about Japanese culture. Stu- 
dents get together once a week 
for a few hours of food and 
anime episodes. 

"The club is for people who 
like to distinguish the dif- 
ferences in various coffees," 
Daniel Grayton says, "The 
club is great: we meet once a 
week to taste and intricately 
analyze coffee." 

The club has a specific 
process for critiquing coffee 
based on the International 
Coffee Drinkers procedure 
called "cupping." It is a 
simple two-step process: first, 
members smell the coffee 
beans before they are ground 
and the coffee is brewed. They 
then rate the aroma on a scale 
of one to five. Secondly, mem- 
bers taste the freshly brewed 
coffee and then proceed to 
rate certain aspects of the 
taste on a one-to-five scale. 

After the members select the 

coffee they think was the best 

of night, they brew a full pot of 

it, and converse with each other 

for the remainder of the evening. 

b-i/ Billi/ FuiiUa/ 


The Rugby team works hard together 
on the field but grew even closer after 
five rugby team members were involved 
in a serious car accident November 
9th on the way back fiom a game 
aginst North Georgia Academy. Steven 
Magnussen, Bryan Boling and Stephen 
Bryan were all injured; the entire school 
supported them through prayer and 
visits (photo by Joseph Demmc). 

A volleyball club for men 

If you e-m- find your- 
self watching Le Tour 
de France on the edge of 
your seat, then this is club 
for you. Join students 
hitting the trails on two 

while not an official athletic team, 
participates in a rugby conference >: 

competing against other colleges ;, 

and universities which are often t; 

much larger. Each team member 
pays an entry fee in order for the 
club to be in the conference. Despite 
the extra funds and members of 
other teams, as well as the lack of 
an official coach, the Bryan rugby 
club finished third in the conference 
this season. 

"Next year we are going to have 
16 returning freshman, so we're 
expecting a great year," said Josh 
Jones, the informal rugby coach. 

The rugby club has only 
existed for roughly five years, but 
each year the team grows stron- 
ger in numbers, experience, and 
strength. Competitions usually take 
place on Saturdays, and practice 
happens two nights a week. 

Rugby is an accepted sport at 
^ most colleges and universities, and 
the rugby club hopes that soon they 
might become a Bryan College ath- 
letic team. 

li-i/ /~lH:ici(J 0'iitiJ Siiilci/ 

Pictured left to right: Volleyball (photo by 

Evan Johnson); Cycling (photo by Joseph 

Demme); Fencing (photo by Evan Johnson); Wii 

(photo by Joseph Demme) 

FutxiiiJ Ccito- 

With bladfes flashing and 

good old fashioned 

musketeer action, the 

fencing club meets in 

Brock Hall once or twice 

a week to practice dueling 

with either foils or sabers. 

mo C^cf 
A new wave in techno 
gaming, the Wii club is a 
great way for college kids; 

to give their 
overloaded minds a break, 
from the everday class- ' 
room blues. 

04cu Cm 
This relaxed club gets 
together for friendly 
board games, challeng- 
ing their minds in the 
name of fun. 


This group is an inti 
mate Bible study iu 

which students can I) 
spiritually refreshed 

with good friends an 
in-depth scripture 


, tage Movement is a unique oppor- 
tunity at Bryan for anyone who loves or 
longs to dance. It was originally estab- 
lished for theater students, to provide the 
basic dance training needed to succeed in 
their career, but less than a quarter of the 
students involved in Stage Movement are 
theater majors. Beginning Stage Move- 
ment introduces the four areas of ballet, 
tap, jazz and ballroom, teaching basic 
positions, steps and combinations. In- 
termediate Stage Movement builds upon 
these forms, introducing new steps and 
techniques and enhancing the dancer's 
individual sense of style. The Advanced 
Stage Movement club is open to all those 
who have completed the Intermediate 
Stage Movement class and desire to in- 
crease both their performance technique .,, 
and choreography skills. This past spring, "\ 

the club put on a production entitled "I 
^ Could Have Danced All Night" which 
eived rave reviews from the college and 
— community. 

Cnrijiuiii /^IssiKiitiiMi, Of PMClLihMicKC Stiulias 

This club explores the intrica- 
cies of the human mind. 

Pi(;tffl?^^?ft to rigMff^S^nsphen Russi il & 
Daniel Downing (photo by Rachel Lowder- 
milk); Caleb Bcasley & Haiinah Camp (phot 
hy Evan Johnson): Psychology (photo by ; 
^yan Johnson) '' 

S Jen GrioVe and Cayia iRblirer carefully haiidi 

David Axel son stares intently at the 
computer s Tcen in one of Bryan's many 

computer 1; bs (photo by Joseph Demme). 

Comfortabk couches, tasty coffee, soft 
lighting and company like Erica Hefflemire 
(pictured) - what's not to like about Mac's 

Cafe? (photo )y Evan Johnson) 


Some study 3laces are homemade, such as 
Deryk Rani in' s perch (pictured here) in th 
middle of ^ oodlee (photo by Joseph Demme). 

Characteristi: of the "information age genera- 
tion," Andre v Goggans simultaneously surfs 
the web whil ; talking on his cell phone in the 
IJryan CoUeg e Library (photo by Joseph Demme). 



hile most Bryan 
students don't even realize 
Mercer hall has a third floor, 
much less know what it actu- 
ally looks like, a special breed 
of students have made it their 
second home. The biology 
j, students spend countless long 
I nights in the lab studying for 
high-difficulty tests and prac- 
! ticals; and just as residence 
■ halls create their own t-shii'ts, 
these young aspiring biolo- j 
gists have their own "Mercer 
Third" shirts to further brand ^ 
them to their own special 
residence. ' 

Among these inhabitants, 

it has become tradition to 

take a small piece of their 

home with them — a beaker, 

transformed into a coffee 

mug — ^when they leave Bryan, 
so that they may forever re- 
member their heritage. Coffee 
is, after all (according to senior 
Jana Watson), the "legal drug 
that helped us through it all." 

"At the end of four years 
of bio curriculum, only two 
pre-meds remain. One of them 
is me, and I am going to marry 

the other one," Watson says, 
referring to her soon-to-be bea- 
ker-carrying mate, David Villan- 
ueva, "A lot more chemistry goes 
on in those labs than you might 

Sv^iyif MdHmd/o 


I very Sunday evening 
around 9:30, Centennial Park 
in do^vntown Dayton hosts 
a group of Bryan Students 
who prepare for a new week 
by dancing. These students 
participate in 'Bryan approved 
dancing' including the waltz, 
swing, tango, and cha-cha. 

Because of the pavilion that 

Centennial Park offers, Bryan 

students are able to dance year 

round. Dancing at the park has 

become a staple in the both 

Bryan and Dayton community, 

and many Dayton locals join the 


"It is very not hook-upish," 
says freshman Carlin Nasiatka. 
"It is just a fun way to recover 
from the craziness of the week- 
end, and get ready for another 

n /^iOaul O^MJ Biuiar 

Favorite places in Chattanooga to hang out or study: 
pictured bottom, from left to right: Hunter Art Mu- 
seum. ^ alnut Street Walking Bridge, Chattanooga Art 
District, Walking Bridge with statue 
(photos bv Evan Johnson). 



Swing dancing in the park has become 
so popular at Bryan College throughout 
the years that there is even a Facebook 
Group connecting the dancers. Here, 
senior Josh Young and freshman Rachel 

Mele "cut a rug" (photo b\ l-^an Johnson). . 






- .-ijj V^•' 

'uire, and Tomas Gomez j; 
?bf Long's tliree-person rooms. 
ey all miss Kaity. (pholo by Joseph Demme). 


his spring I have spent more time in my room than I ever 
had before. "We miss Kaity, we really miss her" has been the 
constant refrain of my two roommates. Initially, their empa- 
thy touched me, and I thought to myself, "They realize that 
it must be really hard to have my girlfriend gone for a whole 
semester, studying in Italy without me." There have been, 
however, a few signs that have since clued me in the to fact that 
"We love you and therefore we love Kaity" was not actually 
what they meant. 

For example, John didn't share in my joy and excitement after 
I'd stripped the sheets from his bed to complete a blanket fort 
(that I considered to be a masterpiece). Unable to appreciate the 
romance of having to duck under a chair and crawl sideways 
along the edge of a couch, wrapped in the cave-like darkness of 
hanging blankets (tucked into or tied around bedposts) to get 
to one's desk, John said, "I miss Kaity, I really miss her." 

Another time, I decided to draw one of those French artist/ 
communist dictator caps on the mirror at a height just above 
where my roonunate Tomas' head would be. When he went to 
look at his own reflection, he found a young Che Guevara star- 
ing back at him. I was so happy: he just stood there in front of 
the mirror, goatee bristling, marker-cap teetering on his head, 
staring at me in the reflection over his shoulder. "Bryce," he 
said. "Wait," I said, knocking off the head of a rubber mallet 
and handing the wood handle to Tomas, like a Cuban cigar; 
1 \vas giddy at this point. "Bryce, I'm sure I miss Kaity more 
lian you." 

living with people is tough. Living in a room the size of an 
Abu Garb prison cell with three people who have vastly different 
tastes is even tougher. Sometimes we find things that unite us; we 
all use the sink, for instance, and we are all male. And we can all 
laugh in an "It's funny because it's true" Idnd of way, and agree 
that we all miss Kaity. ^ Bjcc /PloQuiro 


(photo subniitted) 

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hetlier it's in an intramu- 
ral sports team, a worship team, a ' 
Resident Assistant, an SGA team or 
the Triangle's team, "team player," 
senior Jeff Schwenke, is eager to 

help out. j 

•'I just like to be involved," Jeff said. 
'I've especially enjoyed being an RA. 

We've had a really good group of 

people and the leadership has been ^ 

threat. It's almost more like disciple- \ 

S M 

When he's not working in one of his 
many roles, Jeff enjoys art, play- ' 
ing guitar, sports and enjoying the 

Last year he and two other Bryan 
graduates, Michael Reneau and 
Andrew Gilbert, backpacked 25 

miles along the Appalachian trail 
during spring break. 

"The first day was pretty easy, but I 
after soreness set in and the trail got 
steeper, it was much harder. We had 
a lot of fun though," Jeff said. 

A senior business major, Jeff will 
very likely be joining a new team 
ipon his graduation in May. He hopes 

to find a job in advertising or con- 
tinue his education in graphic design. 

"I really like the design type of 

work," Jeff said. "It allows me to be 

more creative, but we'U see." 

/// X''' I Itll-i/itiOl 


Ithough the majority of 

out-of-state freshmen arrive on 
Bryan campus feehng somewhat 
timid, lonely, and a bit confused, 
this is was not the case for Sarah 
Ferrante. The presence of her 
older siblings, sophomores Kris- 
ten and Ben, gave her a feeling 
of automatic comfort. "Having 
two of my best friends already 
on campus — one of them being 

my roommate — made meet- 
ing people and getting involved 
much easier," Sarah said. 

Although she did not intention- 
ally follow her siblings (she had 

initially rejected the idea of 
Bryan, saying, "I didn't want 
anyone to accuse my family of 
cloning their kids"), Sarah said 
that as she began learning about 
Bryan she "found other reasons 
to come." 

According to her 
sister, Kristen, both girls are 
very happy with Bryan so far. 
"I have thoroughly enjoyed the 
past two years that I have spent 
at Bryan," Kristen said. "The 
classes have been both academi- 
cally and spiritually challeng- 
ing... and I have also had the great 
privilege of meeting some of my 
closest friends here: they've really 
enriched my life." 

INI '/i>if / itirtnitlil 


Lyle Gifl'or 

aney, Jota 


u rigteji^seph Jones, Joshua CourlrigbL, b.ui Adurumo, Jot Kant, J .col., Darrell Birch, James Carmichael Chris W 
J, Raphael Correa, Adam Loga, Jonathan Houghton, f^arlos Pielago^Sahphez Back row, lefl to right: Coach Sandy Zenson, Mega,.>)' 

, „.. , ,. „ ,. ^- >. ^isi -^i _ T :Aj:-L c* ^tjM*,, no„,viY^'K'.>r,p Riran Simmi Ben Whitlev. Tim Harris, l>a 

, Curt Hay 

J, Raphael Correa, Adam Loga, Jonathan Itougn ton, V^arios rieiago-^an^ue/. jjac .. iww, ici. ^^ ..^^.. ^^^^^^ —-v —"■ 
de Silva, Joey Johnson, Rodrigo Pigatto,' Ciiristian Lit*iW,.Steven Pe^V>^, Daiiigl O'Kane, Ryan Simon, Ben Whitley, Ti 
Harry Sherwood, Giovanni Andrades, Lee Rickman, David ViUanueva, Hayden Lavo, Jeremy Kauffman, Scott David. 


ee 1-0 W 

iiiett-McCoiinell 4-0 W 

[t. Vernon Naz. 2-1 W 

incinatti Christian 12-0 W 

richton 2-0 W 

reed-Hardeman 8-0 W 

rewton-Parker 2-1 W 

sbury 1-1 T 

:ing 1-0 W 

ovenant 2-0 W 

Mountain State U 4-1 \ 

Tennessee Wesley. 3-0 ^ 

Bluefield 7-0 \ 

Tusculum 1-2 L 

Union 0-1 L 

MiUigan I 3-3 T 

Cnmberlands 0-1 L 

Montreal 3-2 

Bluefield 4-0 W 

Covenant 1-2 L 

?* ■Md''' 


. his year's Bryan 
Lions emerged trium- 
phant with only two ties 
and three losses in eigh- 
teen games. Going into 
the playoffs, our Lions 
defeated Bluefield in the 
first round, only to be 
cut short by an uncer- 
tain decision in overtime 
versus Covenant for a 2-1 
defeat after a tense game. 
"We were cheated against 
Covenant; it was rough to 
go out on a bad caU," said 
freshman Lee Rickman. 
Lyle Gifford concurred, 
"No training in the world 
could have prepared us for 
that." When asked about 

their hopes for future 

seasons, Harry Sherwood 

responded, "We hope to 

defend our title as season 

champs; if we do that we can 

definitely go further." 

Bf jLdllillHl Jo/llUlHL 

''v^Virwy^^ -' 









iin row. Ifsft to ricrhi: Dvniijud < -ra 


s arien McCall, Melkam Kifle, Kyle Terry. Josh Decker,.Jonatlian Dilt^ 

jd DoHiinid 

t In riffhl: Laniarr Short-. Jordan Thompson. Scott Ne\\torL 
tu Shkkcr. 

Tvler Winstead. Cody Christopher, Victor 'UndenfOQ 

: 59-67 L 

: 68-57 W 

^ fll5-45 W 

Leo University 73-85 L 

IVnnessee Tech 48-76 L 

King College 66-61 W 

Union College 53-55 L 

Reiiihaidt College 65-66 L 

Pensacola Christian 84-77 W 

[lovenant 71-34 W 

renlessee Wesleyan 58-68 L 

ren|essee Temple 56-58 L 

[^edarville Univ. 43-51 L 

Maiy^ille College 85-90 L 

Southeastern Bible 72-60 W 

Milligan College 68-55 W 

Virginia Interm. 61-58 W 

Montreat College 62-68 L 

Bluefield College 66-74 L 

UVA-Wise 67-64 W 

King College 58-73 L 

Union College 59-69 L 

Covenant 66-52 W 
Tennessee Wesleyan 60-47 W 

MiUigan College 
Virginia Interm. 
Montreat College 
Bluefield College 
Union College 

66-72 L 
73-69 W 
70-78 L 
66-69 L 
62-52 W 
55-64 L 




_ eiiior Cody Chris- 
topher will be missed 
when he graduates. 
Teammate Derek 
Bratt says that Chris- 
topher has "brought 
energy and scoring in a 
way no one else can." 
, Christopher played 
twenty-eight games 
with a total of 300 
points in Bryan's reg- 
ular season. Accord- 
ing to Christopher, 
the collegiate game 
that he'll never forget 
playing was against 
our school rival — Cov- 
enant College — because 
of teammate Melkam 
Kifle's timely "alley- 
i oop pass" (meaning that 
■ Melkam set Cody up for 
^^ a dunk). 

Derek V3 at t, ([ihoto i>y Jcnn ^^ 


(,- .1 


Emmanuel College 0-1 L 

Emmanuel College 5-2 W 

Brewton-Parker 1-14 L 

Brewton-Parker 7-5 W 

Brewton-Parker 0-10 L 

Tennessee Temple 2-13 L 

U of Rio Grande 0-9 L 

U of Rio Grande 10-8 W 

d ^ Southwestern U 1-11 L 

Taylor University 6-8 L 

Urbana University 5-4 W 

Indiana Wesleyan 3-5 L 

Reinhardt CoUege 2-13 L 

King College 7-17 L 

King College 0-7 L 

King CoUege 3-7 L 

Montreat College 1-11 L 

■j|lIontreat College 1-5 L 

Montreat CoUege 2-10 L 

" .ege 4-1^ 

akla2a*d^ity U 5-6; ^ i^ 

Oakland City U 3-5 



UVA-Wise 6-9 L 

Southern Polytech 1-7 L 
Southern Polytech 3-8 L 
Tennessee Wesyeyan 3-8 L 
Tennessee Wesleyan 0-6 L 
Reinhardt College 10-17 L 
Lee University 3-20 L 

MiUigan /■ "^ T 


Freed Hardeman 0-1 J 
Freed Hardeman 0-1 — d 
Urdon '^ li. _ 

Co^ant 5-11 L 

Covenant 2-7 L 

Covenant 2-14 L 

Lee University l:lj|^ 
Viiginia Intermp" "' ^ "' 
Virginia Intermc, 
Virginia Intermont 3- 
T^agsee Wesleyan i 
^^STimberlands 4-5: L 
Slfiefield 2-12 L 

%e&dA 1-11 L 

efield 4-10 L 







,,^\ UOHS 

Bottom row, left to light: Luke Jordan 
Kevin Layne, Tyler Wooden, Owfi 
Kilgoie, Chase Clem, Brandon Ihn 
ton, Zach Gray, Brantly Hattricli. 

■ Secoml Row, left to light: Home Mead" 
Jon BroOTi, Logan Alley, Jorday Da\. 

. Lorenzo Payne, Patrick Miller, Mielia.I 
sett, Reid Merain, Trey Colvard , Cliii- 
Thiid Row, left to light: Diana Rice, 
Kaye, Zach Breazeale, Daniel Zim 
man, Ben Young, Brad Starns, Ta; 
Hasty, Jeremy Deal, Doug Stroup. 
Bowe, Ben Skinner, Josh Ragiaiid 
Top row, left to light: Tanner HiNsoii. 
Brown, Gordy Hendrix, Tyler. Bn> 
Steven Brown, JD Davis, Ryan 11 

. Mark Barnwell, Shane Clawson. 

The Bryan baseball team 
floods out of the clugovit 
after bringing in another 
run (pliolo by JiMiii MoCuc). 






- his season was a tough one for 
the Bryan baseball team, but Mat- 
thew Hicks is one senior captain that 
really held the team together. Fresh- 
man Steven Brown says, "[Hicks] is 
always encouraging and lightens the 
mood and is just fun to be around. He 
has been here and gone through ev- 
erything, which has helped us young 
guys get used to playing college base- 
ball." Leading devotions and prayer 
before and after games. Hicks was 
definitely the spiritual leader of the 
team this year. Junior Ryan Henn 
says, "[Hicks] helped me lead a life 
through Christ while balancing a life 
of baseball and school." When asked 
about Hicks, Coach Taylor Hasty 
laughed said, "There are too many 
memories of Matt, and to list them 
all would be inappropriate." Next 
year. Hicks says, "I want the guys to 
make sure their priorities are in the 
right place. Take baseball seriously, 
but know that when you get to heaven, 
God will not be concerned with your 
batting average or wins and losses. 
And finally, have fun playing ball." 


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i.)!. n. 



Semor Andrew Dom gets past anotlier 
apponent and looks ahead to the finish 
iine (photo'submitted). 



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a- * — *■ 1 


( J/v O/to 3rca££J 
eing on a team comprised entirely 
of athletes has shaped the way I view 
hard work and accomplishment. Specifi- 
cally, Coach Stoker ingrained in me one 
principal that I will always embrace: 
"Stop feeling sorry for yourself!" The clas- 
sic instance in which this was burned into 
us was during a freezing cold pool workout 
in October of 2006. All of us were clutch- 
ing the side of the pool, shivering and 
heaving from doing laps with our breath 
held, and many of us had come up for 
air early in a few sets. Coach explained 
that our problem was the fact that we 
couldn't focus long enough to do our jobs: 
we started thinking of everything that 
could go wrong and how much it hurt 
when things got tough, and that's why we 
gave in and came up for air. And then he 
started yelling, "Why can't you just focus 
for the EIGHT seconds it takes you to get 
to the other side. Come up for air. And do it 
AGAIN?! Stop feeling sorry for yourself and 
MOVE!" And we went. And every one of us 
made it in one breath. 






Junior Jesh MauftacH dtives past a urn 
of the Cumberlands defender in the J V Lions 
1-0 victory capping off an unprecedented 7-0-3 
season. Josh would go on to score the winning 
goal in the final 3 minutes of the game. 
<■—»»-*- 1-' Joseph Dcmmc) 


44 J 23l 




IfV Women i Basketball: Left to right, back lo front: Sara Bai- 
nett, Lytlia Kirkpatrirk. Kelly Barton, Ashleigh Hoxworth, ]Mar- 
garet Lucus, Coach Brandon Crews, Kyla Hill, Diamond HoLbert, 
Ashle> PannuUo. Anna Haley, Chriss){ Johnson, Sarah Riley, Shea 


IjV Men's' Basketball: back to front, left to right: fomy Lobach 
Jeremy Haley, Tyler i31aGkman,-Au9tiii H^ibbard, 42 4Jordan • 
rhomson, Brandon Justice, Calvin SmithT Michael Williams, J 
\elson, Brett Hereth, James Folsom, DJ Sheidt, Jordan Logar 
=iteven Gunter, Tyrone Sheppard (photo by JosephJDemme^ 




' Jg| « lii ; .-",„. «- 

** '^i 


S Stephen Russel, Justin Smith, Paul H 
/ Shanks. Bright Sell, Brian Jun, Sam H 
^ Alverez (photo bv Joseph Demme) WM 

1^^^^^^^^ ''^^^^^^^^^^^^1 


m ■ ^ mfv '"■ 



^■Seniors Christian Litwin* Ben 
»W]iitley, Eaul Shanks, Will Galbreth^ 
- Derek Dougherty and Coaches, ^^fl 
Hj^ffiga by Joseph Demme) J|^HH 


IV' ! 


iiis Volleyball: Left to right, back to front; Ijaiira 
auren Edgerton. Ashley Raburn, Asheleigh Hox\\'orth. 
ney Archer, Dani Sherman, Laura Shreve, Coach Jolinm 
;x. ^'liitney Boggs. Juhe !^arnett, Marv Kennev; CaitI^^l 
;r. Caroline Aldridge. Stepheny Petitte, Kristin Devito, Cliel- 

-.enau. (photo bv E\an Johnson) 

I J^ Men's Soccer: Left to right, back to front: Mark Welch, 

[Christian Litwn. Steven Russell, Daniel Downing, Ben ^Tiitley, 

JRyan Gamier, Matt Dee, Will Galbrcth. Didght Sell. Lee Rick- 

Iman, Justin Smith, Athletic Trainer Jeremy Kaufmann, Assistant 

I Coach Jordan Mattheiss, Daniel Cohen, Michael Schroeder, Derek 

I Dougherty, Seth Flores, Team Manager Taylor Gentry Evan 

I Johnson. Sam Alvarez. Josh Beard, Head Coach Joey Johnson. 
I (photo b^■ Joseph Deninie) 

^ Sours jumps to spike the 
SCoUege. The Lions earned tl 
^offensive category this year. 

» ii »MiK\i«ll Wfii^ 

.ow could a coach not be pleased?" 
said Bryan's head volleyball coach Leo 
Sayles regarding the Lady Lions nearly 
perfect conference record of 16-2. "Even 
when faced \^dth pain, the girls stiQ manage 
to play their best, encouraging each other 
to keep going," said freshman Jessica Jones. 
The top team in every offensive category 
their best three games were against King 
College, MiUigan College, and Covenant. 
"I beUeve this is one of the tightest units I 
have coached while here," said Sayles. "The 
girls seem to connect deeply and truly have 
a good time with each other. This year's 
chemistry has been exceptional." j 

■A-i "T- f-'-r 

Br/ LiuumjMiMii 

Piciui-e<l boltom, lefl l.o righi.: j 

.J(;ssi<;ii Kaya; Ashiey Sours'. Amber Smith; 
Caitiyn Fuller; Coach Leo Sayles; Jessica- 
Joins (photos by Evan Johnson) 


. 35 J 


22 , 




c row, left to ^t SssStiiiit marh Jolui Mill, i; L;iura'gf55N'e, aeMeBatefe, Lauren Pratt, 
Ashdeigh Hoxwortli, Sarali LyoiLs. .\i.ilx-r SnuU), Robiii ReiifriK>, T-^umi Traub, Kaylin CarsweD, 
Alison Young, Jessica Murdock 
Front row, left to right: Chebea Lenau, Je^ca Jones, Hannah Suits, Caroline Aldridge, Lauren Edgprton, | 
^^r_ Ashley Sours, Amanda MankeJ^cajE&^J^caKa^^JMJeBamett^^^^^ 




■ ■v.'.i^: 

3-1 W 

T-i 0-3 L 

Mt. Vernon 1-3 L 

Union University 3-2 ""' 

Union College 3-1 

West Virginia Tech 3-0 W 

Asbury 3-1 W 

Montreat 3-0 W 

Tennesee Temple 3-1 W 

Tenesee Wesleyan 3-1 W 

Bluefield " 3-1 W 

UVA-Wise 3-0 W 

King 1-3 L 

Vii'ginia Intermont 3-0 W 

Covenent 3-0 W 

Cumberlaiids 3-1 W 







riiis has been the most satisfying year in 
ms of how the girls got along on ahdtdff'^i i^ 
the court- K*^^ along on and off 
-Coach Sayles' ^ 

Union 3-1 

Tenesee Weslevan 3-0 

UVA-Wise 3-0 W 

Bluefield 3-0 

Ashford University 1-3 

Illinois Tech 3-1 

St. Francis ( 

St. Xavier ', 

Trinity Christian 1 

Virginia Intermont 2 

King 2 

Covenant 3 ^ 

Montreat 3-1 

MilUgan 3- ^ 

Shorter ? 







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I'op, left to ri( 


' CoojiV Jciv t-Tar tmaii, JennTvIcCUer 

S?SSs,TLdsey C!«sap,:Emity ilurlbut, Chelsey Carson, Garii Milligau 
Kad-mnirNeCru^rluren HoJietlei^ Alison Cximungham, Kara Nissley ami Cp«ch Mark Sauw.^ ^^^ - ^^ _^ ^ 

Bottom., MX to rigbt: Kat DeRhodes, Yuri Lopc^, SlepWme Wade,.ShanrK>ti MoGo^vaH,,Qlnaa Do ^vney Amber Scoall.UzPonto.Cg 

s;;feaa^ii^i'''--'^»''='"'-S'''"='-^^""^'^^ '"" '"^ 

T T e re a young team, 
[with] lots of freshmen and 
sophomores, lots of recruits 
this year, but I think we have 
a great future," says Kath- 
rine Nelson. "We have a lot 
of potential." The team is 
optimistic after nearly break- 
ing even in the regular season 
with 7 wins, 8 losses, and 2 
' ties. "I think we are steadily 
getting better. There were lots 
' of mistakes this year that, !^ , 
through hard work, could be 
easily fixed," said Kara Niss- 
ley. "There was lots of over- 
time this year, and through 
time and more practice, we 
■■^. could make those extra goals 
that would have made all the 


hf Lriiuumjii-iuuini.- 

Picturocl liouoKi,. 
; I'arharri: Caiii M 

Top, left to right: Sarah 
Newton, Becca Sharpe, Sara 
Barnett, Shea Thomas. 

Middle, left to right: Wendy 
Vork, Diamond Ilolbert, Becca 
Morris, Jessica Southern, Hill- 
ary Tipton. 

Bottom, left to right: Anna 
Thomas, Kaylin Carswell, Kali 
Davis, Amber Smith, Lauren C 


Tennessee Temple 66-68 jj 
Reinhardt College 68-62 W 
Martin Methodist 72-86 L 
Morris College 71-77 L 

Tennessee Temple 77-63 W 
Toccoa Falls 89-65 W 

King College 90-84 W 

Union College 78-65 W 

Reinhardt CoUege 76-86 L 
Covenant 76-88 L 

Tennessee Wesleyan 55-76 L 
Freed-Hardeman 48-92 L 
Rhodes CoUege 54-52 W 

Huntingdon CoUege 77-62 W 
Pensacola Christian 89-45 W 
MUligan CoUege 84-70 W 
Virginia Intermont 85-67 W 
entreat CoUege 82-70 W 
luefield CoUege 80-67 W 
UVA-Wise 67-64 W 

Covenant 62-70 L, 

Tennessee Wesleyan 57-68 L 
Milligan CoUege 76-75 W 
Virginia Intermont 67-54 W 
Moutreat CoUege 64-59 W 
BlueHeld College 74-66 W 
UVA-Wise 89-50 _W 

Tennessee Weslevan 51-65 

^^ oming off of a four game losing streak, 
Bryan's women's basketball team had to 
face the number one team in the confer- 
ence... without their leading scorer, Katie 
Davis, who was out with a concussion. The 
team was in need of motivation and confi- 
dence, and a pre-game pep-talk from former 
Lady Volunteer basketball player Kristen 
Blue a.k.a. "Ace" Clement gave the girls 
what they needed. Blue challenged the girls 
to trust their coaches and each other; she 
told them that they had a battle ahead of 
them, that even though they had a player 
out, they had to come together as a team 
and fight for victory. From the first whistle, 
the entire team was focused and fired up to 
beat Milligan. At one point they were up 
by ten, but then Milligan got on a run and 
cut their lead to three going into half time. 
It was an incredibly intense game: Milligan 
fought hard the second half — as a first team 
is expected to — but the Lady Lions fought 
harder, and won by one point. 







' hen I took the job as am admissions 
counselor for Bryan College last May, most of '^ 
my family and friends suspected it was becaus 
I would be doing something I love and gettirig 
paid for it. But this is not, in fact, the real rea- 
kson: the primary puipose of my transition from 
^fc. student to staff at Bryan was so I could play 
)r the faculty and staff on intramural sports 
, teams. 

.in a believer in the age-old adage, "If you 
n't beat them, join 'em." As such, I felt I had 
uffered long enough through painful, humUi- ^ 
-''ating defeats at the hands of the faculty/staff 
^ams and at long last it was time for me to .;< 
iky my part. Call it experience, call it skill, | 
t call it whatever the heck you like, but whether a 
sause of Dr. Rose's skill at the ping-poiM™ 
le or because of Scotty bicj-cle-kicking ' < 
Iter goals, the faculty teams have long bi^ 
^n for their domination of the intramti* 
•ealm at Bryan, and this year has been no ■ 
exception. ; 

tured boltoiu, left to right: Bryce Randall, 
iidrew Sweeney; Laura Shreve (photos by 
eph Demme); Steve Perry (photo by Evan 
iiison); Kristina Anderson, Justin McKay, 
hael Sapienza, Victor Underwood, Michael 
iiier. Joey Johnson (photo by Jenn McCue); 
Nods, Hailey Swearingen, Nathan Willcin- 
: Justin Morton (photos by Evan Johnson) 

I Foosball 

...V to all of you graduating seniors (at lea^ — ,, 

ones who have stiffered four years of blood and 

tears out on the practice soccer field), perhaps 

it's time to find Dr. Livesay and beg him foi 

opening in the Bible department so 3'ou cai 

with lis as well. Until then, feel free to stoj 

my office anytime: I'll be the one wearing 

intramural champion T-shirt. | 


The smasiiing "olf a blue car, a representation of our arclirivals the Covenant Scots, was the climax of t 
rave-like pep rally before the big soccer game against Covenant. The pounds of the sledgehammer con 
not even be heard over the screams! In the end, the car was overturned and beaten beyond recognitioi, 
(photo by Evan Jolinsoii). 









.ain or shine, two Brvan 
baseball fans always show up 
ready to cheer. Sophomores 
Ashley Maye and Amy Whis- 
man faithfully attend baseball 
games simplv for the love of 
the game. "It's a great, relax- 
ing thing to do on Saturdays," 
Amy says. Compared to other 
sports, baseball may not seem 
as exciting; however, the girls 
say, "If you pay attention, 
you can pick up on a lot of 
the underl^dng strategy, and it 
is much more enj ovable when 
you know the players." Ash- 
ley and Amy's goal this year 
is to attend every home game. 
If the team plays during din- 
ner, they just grab a sandwich 
and enjoy a picnic at the game. 
As they listen to the sounds of 
the game — a baseball hitting 
a metal bat, cleats on gravel, a 
fastball finding the catcher's 
glove, and the deep voiced 
umpire yelling "Strike!" — they 
enjoy the fresh air and the es- 
cape from schoolwork. 

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Pictured, left to right: Elisabeth Cochrane. 
BiT,-au Boling, Joy Holby (photo by Evan 

Johnson): Erica Smith, Michal Beatt\; 

Olivia Do-vMiey (photo by Joseph Demme): 

Ohvia Pool (photo by Evan Johnson); Matt 

Wiggins, Brian Li\ingston, Aaron Heidorn, 

C^aithia Wade (photo by Evan Johnson): 

Amy Whisman, Ashley Maye (photo by 

T ~:-rih Demme) 


This photo of a beaten 
and bruised Rihanna cre- 
ated a huge uproar when 
it hit the media after a 
domestic violence inci- 
dent involving Rihanna 

and her fellow singer 
boyfriend Chris Brown. 

In a hardfought game 
the Pittsburgh Steelei 
just barely "stole" th 

victory from the Ari I 
zona Cardinals finishiif 

the game with a final 
score of 27-23. ; 

L he 2008 presidential election dominated most United States 
Americans' attention. It was deemed fiom the outset to be an unparal- 
Med, historic race, and it brought out the highest number of voters m 40 

% ' " Choosing from the top three prospective candidates, Americans 

had the choice of either having then first female president ( New York State 

' Senator Hilary Clinton), their first African-American president (Jumor 
lUinois State Senator Barack Obama), or the oldest Commander-m-Chief 
■ I elect in American history (Arizona State Senator John McCam). 

After the primaries, the choice became a matter of "Change 
versus Experience." In popular issues, such as domestic pohcy and the 
economic crisis, Obama symbohzed a new generation and way of hfe 
whereas, wartimeheroMcCain-25yearsObama'ssenior-representeda 

fixmer imderstanding of the "ways of the world" and a much wider range 

of experience. 

In order to present a yomiger, more change-oriented side^ McCam 
selected Alaskan Governor Sarah PaUn to be his rumiing mate. Pahn s viva- 
iripersonahty and minority status receivedagreatdeal of a^^^^^^^^^^ 
the media, and her debate with Democratic vice-presidential candidate, Joe 
Biden, was the most-watched vice-presidential debate of aU time. 

In the end, Americans decided that "change" was imperative. Obama 
was sworn into office on January 20, 2009, after wnming the ^^-:'^- ^'^^^^ 
70 milhon votes (52.9%): more votes than any other presidential candidate m 

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On May 12th, the Space 

Shuttle Atlantis con- 
ducted the last servicing 
mission to the Hubble 
Space Telescope. 

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Similar to Facebook s 

updates, this social i 

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immense popularity 

celebrities and the ge 

population began ke( 

the world at large iip' 

on their personal li 

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10 communlcale and slay connccled Ihrough Ihe exchange of 
quick, ftequenl answers lo ore simple queslion: What are you 
doing? _ 

Plan ditchings are not typi- 
cally met with enthusaism, 
but pilot Chesley B. "Sully" 
SuUenberger was nationally 
showered with praise after 
safely and skillfully landing 
a U.S. Airways jet, carry- 
ing 151 passengers, in the 
Hudson, River near NYC. 

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The University of North 
Carolina Tarheels defeated 
the Michigan State Spar- 
tans, 89-72, to take home 

their 5th consecutive 
NCAA basketball champi- 
onship trophy. 


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While the world at first 
received this Britain's Got 
Talent contestant with harsh 
skepticism, only seconds into 
her song many listeners were 
moved and even brought to 
tears by her beautiful, heart- 
felt performance. She became 
an overnight star. 

(photo courtesy of 

A deadly strand of influ- 
enza, referred to as the 

"Swine Flu," took many 
lives in Mexico and fear of 
its epidemic ability created 
a widespread sense of panic 
among many North Ameri- 

Filmgoers flocked to see- 
Heath Ledger's most recent 
film. The Dark Knight, 
which premired in July, 
several months after his 
J death in January, 2007. His 
performance as "The Joker" 

hfetime best. 

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Georgia invaded South 

Ossetia on August 7, 2009 

an effort to gain its indepi 

dence from Russia. Afte 

19 days of serious combd 

Russia recognized Soutl 

Ossetia and Abkhazia a 

independent republics. 

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Piracy off the Somalia cost 
has been a threat to interna- 
tional shipping for some time, , 
■ but in August of 2008, nations 
around the world decided they 
had run out of patience and 
established the "Combined 
Task Force 150" to begin 
eliminating the problem. 

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Many thought pop stj 

■ Britney Spears' career \ 

destroyed after her ps) 

chological outburst ear 

in 2007, but Spears set ( 

to prove that she's no fr< 

with the release and popi 

ity of her album "Circu 

After his performance over the 
summer at the French Open, 
Wimbledon and the Beijing 
Olympics, Rafael Nadal was 
declared the new tennis cham- 
pion of the world over former 
longtime standout, Roger 



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Following the bi-polar 

trend of the economic 

situation, gas prices hit an 

all-time high, over $4 per 

gallon, during the summer 

of 2008, only to drop to a 

5-year low, about $1.50 per 

gallon, just months later. 

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_ or much of August, TV viewers ^^^ 

were captivated by the Bejing Olympics, 

from what some critics hailed as "the most 

spectacular Olympics Opening Ceremony 

ever produced," to some tense gymnastics 

competitions and incredible record-setting 

performances, such as Usian Bolt's hteral 

bolts to the 100 and 200 meter finish lines 

to become the newest "World's Fastest 

Man." iS. 

However, one athlete in particular 
captured the majority of the viewers 's at- 
tention as they watched him climb to the 
top tier of the winners' platform again. 
And again. And again. And some more. 
United States swimmer Michael Phelps 
broke the record for most gold medals won 
in a single Olympic Games as he smiled at 
the world eight times from his accustomed 

In total, the Games saw 43 new world re- 
cords and 132 new Olympic records set. The 
Chinese athletes won 51 gold medals and 100 
medals altogether, and the United States won 
36 gold medals and 110 total medals. 

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Named as "one of America's 
ten most fascinating people of 
2008," actressTina Fey gained 
numerous awards and popular- 
ity in 2008. Her most popular 
performance being her "dead- 
on" impersonation of vice-pres- 
idential candidate Sarah Pahn 
for a Saturday Night Live skit. 

(photo curtesv of inqiiisitr .com) 

In December of 2008, the 
National Bureau of Eco- 
nomic Research (NBER) 

announced what the rest of 
society was feehng — that 
United States has been in 

recession since December of 
%07, and it may be the worst 

since the Great Depression. 



leaving Bryan and serv- 
ing outside the campus — this 
is the goal for which we've 
been prepared. Graduates have 
written 500,000 papers and 
regurgitated information onto 
10 miUion exams to go out 
and serve in another capacity. 
Students remain, but also find 
ways to serve the community < 

off the hill, in churches, in PCI 
ministries, and in anything 
they find to do. The hope we've 
been given is too great to keep 
inside — it just spills out. 

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■ in of thn gospel of Christ, and ft)r your gciicios- 
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hile the men's soccer team 
may receive resounding kudos from the j 
student body for their gruehng battles i 
against the hkes of Covenant and King, 
some of their most meaningful games go 

unnoticed. These games are not under- I 
neath bright artificial lighting: they are on j 
the Dayton City School's practice field. 
ft According to assistant soccer coach Joey - | 
Johnson, members from both the men's ; 
varsity and junior varsity teams have been 
helping run practices for the local junior 
SC high school twice a week over the past 
semester and hope to continue to do so over 
the years to come. 

"I would just say it's one of the great- 
est investments someone can make is in a 8^^^^ 
kid's life," Johnson said. "Many of these 
kids come from very broken homes and 
could really use some positive influence in 
their lives." 

i In addition to working with the 
^'" school system, the Lions also run two 
outreach tournaments for the Latin Ameri- 
can community each year and players are 
i encouraged to go play with them. 

"We've developed a really good relationship 
with the Hispanic community," Johnson 
said. "I appreciate the interest level my guys 
have had in the lives of others in the com- 

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My decision to spend a semester 

in Italy was one of tlie best that 

I have ever made. I was finally 

able to see the places that I had 

previously only read about in 

history books, and I was able 

to get to know many amazing 


— by Katie Wilkens 

My three months in Segovia 
Spain were challenging lor mi' 
many ways. I definitely imprii' 

in my ability and eon(id('iii( 

and the people. 

Erin Grayson found that Russia's 
cold exterior is warmed bv the kind- 
ness of its people (photo submitted). 




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inston Churchill once 
described Russia as a riddle 
wrapped in a mystery inside an 
enigma; this semester I have had 
the privilege of experiencing this 
wonder. My time in Russia has 
taken me to the 12th century 
cities of Suzdal and Vladimir; 
the Muslim center of Russia, 
Kazan; Russia's capital, Mos- 
cow; the Northern Venice, St. 
Petersburg, and the industrial 
center of Nizhni Novgorod. The 
academic studies in Russia were 
supplemented by interactions 
with Russians, visits to Ortho- 
dox churches, and traditional 
Russian folklore and holidays. I 
also had the chance to get past 
the Russian shell by Uving with 
a host family for a month and by 
working with the children at a lo- 
cal shelter, both of which gave me 
a stark picture of real life in Rus- 
sia. In this country well-known 
for its cold, I have been enveloped 
in great warmth by its people. 

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Our group stayeuior a little while in 
the heart of the old city (Jerusalem), 
just a few minutes' walk from the 
Western Wall and the Dome of the 
Rock, the Garden of Gethsemanc, 
■ >~ i "' ''lid many other incredible places. We 
^^^fy^fn-nj). finished our time there with com- 
munion, and as we did so, I heard the 
Jewish horn, sounding the neariug of 
Sabbath, and the call to prayer ring- 
ing from the mosques. 



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This fall I hall the opportunity 

to study at the University of 

(, Oxford through the Best Senies- 

j ter Program. In this picture, 

I'm enjoying (with some of my 

feUow students) an evening at 

the second oldest fair in Europe, 

the St. Giles Fair, which has been 

held amnially in Oxford since the 

Middle Ages. 


hile Brvan College offers many 
activities that distinguishes it from other 
colleges, perhaps one of the most unique 
and celebrated groups is the Worldview 
Team. While the idea of a\ orld\aew is 
taught in most classes that Brvan offers, 
the Worldview Team travels throughout 
the southeast United States sharing what 
they have learned and asking thought-pro- 
voking questions; their goal is to teach and 
encourage the countrv's vouth to think 
purposefully about their world. 

"The World^dew team is where, as college 
students, we go to high schools and pres- 
ent our program and then get to interact 
with the kids.'" said senior Stephanie 

^Tien visiting the schools, the Worldview 
Team presents a program that consists of 
a series of talks and small group discus- 
sions covering the topics that are influenc- 
ing society, ranging from naturalism to the 
western new age movement, and concluding 
Mdth the importance of a Christian world- 

"Worldview has challenged me to be more 
a^\ are of the world outside of Bryan and 
that other people matter outside of the 
Bryan community. It has turned me into 
an evaluator instead of a consumer of cul- 
ture," said Wade. 

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Pictured left to right: Andrew Zimmerman: Aiidrv Vorder- 

baum. Rachel Solid, Andrew Davis, Brett Mvers; Kirsten 

Amling (photos submitted): Bonnie-Marie Yager (Assistant 

Director of Worldview Teams), Ben \^'illiams (Director of 

\^orld\-iew Teams)(photos by Katlyn Levi). 


n Martin Luther King Day, 
Bryan College reaches out to the 
community by doing service proj- 
ects for the people of Dayton, TN. 

One of the recipients this year 
was Kim Tuttle, who works in the 
admissions office here at Bryan. 
"We gutted the house so it could be 
rebuilt and Kim's parents can move 
in," says Clayton Schmidt about the 
project. Schmidt explained how his 
group helped the Tuttle family by 
prepping the house for a complete 
interior renovation. "Give a bunch 
of kids sledge hammers, crowbars, 
and other heavy metal objects," 
says Schmidt, "And walls come tum- 
bling down." 

The group demolished the inside of the 
house by stripping the interior down 
to the studs. Satisfied with their work, 
Schmidt says, "The house looked 
pretty clean inside when we were 
done. Caleb Ebersol spent the entire 
day belt sanding the kitchen floor, 
and another crew of guys re-ran the 
electrical and prepared the basement 
for dry wall." 

Students were able to sign up for 
various projects in the community, 
according to their gifts and inter- 
ests. For instance. Chambers singers 
sang to nursing home residents, and 
Break for Change teams completed 
projects relevant to their ministries 
over spring break. This day is spe- 
cial each year as students have the 
chance to take a break from their 
studies to focus on pouring out into 
the community. 

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Pictured, from left to right: Josh Stone; Justin 

Smith; Dinah Webster; Elizabeth Yates; Julie 

Bamett, Alison Young (photos submitted) 



hen we began rehearsing for 
Ehjah in August, Dr. D. animatedly 
told us in chorale about how big and 
beautiful the production was going to 
be. His excitement was contagious, 
and I eagerly began to memorize our 
twelve pieces. I didn't realize, though, 
how much time and effort this pro- 
duction would require. What with 
cramming the lyrics into my head ten 
minutes before we were supposed to 
sing without using our music, to hours 
with other chorale members and a 
piano, to giving up our evenings for 
rehearsals, well, it was a lot of work. 

When we started to stage the produc- 
tion, I saw the bigger picture of what 
it was going to be like when we would 
perform. We were given our costumes, we 
learned our blocking, we added acting and 
makeup, and, while we weren't finished 
just yet, we could definitely see the light 
at the end of rehearsals, and it was 

Performance night, I heard no grum- 
bling and no complaining. We were all 
so anxious to finally be able to show 
the world what we had worked so hard 
on. It was spectacular. Being a part of 
such a well-done production was a great 
blessing. Even better was the fact that 
the audience enjoyed it just as much as 
we did! Everything went smoothly, the 
audience was pleased, and it couldn't 
have happened if we hadn't put so 
much of our time into making this 
happen. It was definitely worth it. 

Pictured top, left to right: Spring Chorale (photo 

submitted); Baal prophets from Elijah (photo by 

Evan Johnson); Woman's Chorus (photo by Katlyn- 

Levi); Nicole Thomas, Stacia Powell, Paul Shear, 

Matt Albin (photo by Evan Johnson); Mrs. Kim 

Keck (photo by Evan Johnson) 




i^r. Luther, aka Elijah, calls do v,.^. 

fire from God to prove to the heathen 
Baal worshipers who the one true God is. 

(photo by Evan Johnson). 

Thorton Wilder's por- 
trayal of small town 

America; with a delib- 
erately minimal set, 
the play emphasized 

the relationships that 

developed between the 

Written by Neil Simoi 
host in Yonkers is base 
in New York in 1942 
and depicts human- 
ity through humorou 

Grandma Krunitz (Eve Hilderbrandt) emphasizes her autonomy as a 
refugee, widow, and business owner by refusing money from her thug son 
^ Ethan Hararavesi fuholo bv Racliael LowdeimillO. 


"It was really fun, and probably 
one of my favorite roles," said 
sophomore Justin Winters of the 
Hilltop Player's production of Neil 
Simon's 'Lost In Yonkers,' "The in- 
teraction with the other characters 
and other actors took me to a new 
level in my acting career." 

"Lost In Yonkers" was presented 
with dessert and dinner from 
January 26-31 and was The Hilltop 
Players' mid-year production. The 
play was directed by Bernie Belisle 
and was held in Brock Hall, cre- 
ating a close and intimate atmo- 
sphere. The play had a smaller cast 
than the other yearly productions; 
it consisted of only six students, 
which included veteran Hilltop 
Players such as Senior Cameron 
Lane, sophomore Ethan Hargraves, 
and Winters himself, along with the 
new face of freshman Josh Jones. 

"Putting it next to 'Annie Get Your 

Gun' or 'Our Town' [which were 

much larger in scale], it was vastly 

different," Winters says, "With a 

larger cast, it's more task oriented; 

with a smaller cast it is more about 

getting into character." 

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Irving Berlin's box-office 

hit tells the story of 

Annie Oakley's romance 

with Frank Blair, and the 

comedy and obstacles 

that follow. 

Pictiuf'd left to riglit.- Jonallian 
Goili, Lindsey Wkfit'c; Lindticv 

Wolfe, Justin Winters. Josii 
Jones (pholos Jty Rachel Laud- 
orinilk); Ethan Hargraves, Ali- 
cia Si'lmlze (photo Hiibiiiitied) 

he Bryan College Ambassadors 
were a group that I had always admired 
because of their connection to visi- 
tors and prospective students. Having 
grown up in Dayton, I've always had a 
love for Bryan College and the opportu- 
nity to share that love with prospective 
students is a great experience. There is 
nothing about this school that I don't 
love. My previous experience at Bryan 
has also been a bonus because I have a 
larger view of the school. For example, 
I attended classes in Mercer before it 
burned and stood on the sidewalk in the 
"Triangle" as it burned. I remember 
the Ubrary as part of Mercer and the 
cafeteria below it. Having the ability to 

relate those images to incoming stu- 
dents and their parents helps to person- 
aHze the college and ease their appre- 
hension about college in general. 

Any Ambassador will tell you that 
the worst tours are the ones where we 
just talk for forty-five minutes with no 
feedback or questions from the family 
or group. But when people start asking 
questions and making comments, the 
group comes alive, and tours become 
memorable experiences. Dads in the 
group always want to know about se- 
curity on campus and all about curfew. 
Moms want to know what the cafeteria 
is like and about the spiritual life of the 
campus. The students just want to know 
how many chapel cuts they get, but hey, 
that's all part of it. The life of an Ambassa- 
dor is fun, but it carries a lot of responsibil- 
ity, and I'm proud to be part of it! 

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Pictured bottom, left to right: Aaron Heidorn; Glemia 

Gibbs, DanieOe Lovins, Audrey Vordenbaum, Nicole 

Walker, Melissa Brown, Kim Tuttle, Sarah Becker, 

Amanda Kinsey, Katie Garrison, Lauren Garrison, Matt 

Green, Justus Stout, Beau Boutwell, Aaron Heidorn, 

Lauren Garrison, Garrett Lemonds; Lauren Garrison. 

Kirsten Meberg, Sarah Becker; Melissa Brown; Chris 

Tuttle (photos by Evan Johnson) 

. ALS is by far one of the 
most rewarding ministries I 
have ever been involved in. The 
difference that a college stu- 
dent can make in the life of a 
child simply by spending time 
with them is incredible. Looking 
back on my years at Bryan, my 
involvement with this ministry 
will definitely be one of the 
highlights. There is nothing like 
seeing the face of a kid light up 
when you pull into their drive- 
way, because they know that 
you are there to hang out with 
them. PALS is about relation- 
ships, it's about love, and it's 
about letting the Gospel shine 
through you in such a way that 
children will see and know the 
saving power of Christ. I will 
never forget the time that I went 
away on break and found twen- 
ty-two missed calls from my pal 
on the first day! The Lord truly 
is doing some awesome things 
through this ministry, and I am 
excited to see where He takes 
PALS in the years to come. 

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assists community mem- 
bers with home repairs, 
yard work, cleaning and 
building projects. The 
Bryan students aim to 
connect personally with 
those whom they serve. 

TUTORING provides tutoring 
for local school children pri- 
vately and through the Dayton 

YMCA, as well as Enghsh 
1 tutoring for Dayton's His- 
panic population. Bryan tutors 
develop relationships with their 
students as they assist them in 
their academic endeavors. 

PRISON MINISTRY is based on 2 Corinthians 1:4 
winch talks about how the Lord "comforts us in all 
our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any 
trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received 
irom God A group of girls go down once a week 
and spend 2-3 hours with the women of the Dayton 
jad, budding relationships and sharing the love and 
comfort we have from Christ, and then Dani Park 
wr,tes about 20 letters a week to the women there 



connects Bryan stndcnts to icsidenls 
at local nursing homes. The Bryan 
students' activities range from lead- 
ing worship services and exercise 
classes to providing a listening ear 
and a friendly touch. 

although we're a relatively new 
ministry at Bryan, the Evangelism 
Team has already begun to influence 
many people with the gospel of Jesus 
Christ. Our vision is to reach out to a 
specific neighborhood in Dayton, seek- 
ing to meet the spiritual, emotional 
and physical needs of people there; this 

year we have focused on the area be- 
hind Rhea County High School as well 
as the folks that live right on Bryan 
Hill. Our goal is to share the full gospel 
with each person we get to know, and 
to establish people in local churches 
that teach solid bibhcal Christianity. 
We have been able to pray with people 
who are struggling with cancer, surger- 
ies, family problems, economic troubles, 
and other needs; lots of times, we've 
just visited with people, especially those 

who are housebound and lonely. You 
don't have to be a skilled communicator 
or excellent in apologetics to be effective 
in this ministry; all you need is a heart 
for people, and a love for the lost and 
broken. Evangelism team will pull you 
out of your comfort zone, but it will also 
permanently change the way you think 
about life, community, and the gospel. 

ffirday afternoons seeking to 
ml conversations with unbe- 
^^E^^^^ Dayton area, sharing the Gospel and 
^^nglSSi those in need. Before headiag out.jg^ 
[the cpmmum tY, they pray that the Holy'Sj^wWvwHd 
HBHjj^^the hearts of the people they meet (photc 


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SSTOP (Sludcnls Slopping llu; Traf- 

licking of Persons) raises awar(!n<!ss 
among sludenls aboul I In; global prob- 
lem ol' IraClieking, faeililules dialogue 
aboul Irallicking and lliouglilCul solu- 
tions from a Biblical pcrspcclivc, urges 
lliose in power lo use llieir resources lo 
prevenl Irafficking, and supports ihose 

who parlicipalc in local and inlerna- 

lional work lo restore Irariickcd victims 

(Pictured right, photo subrnilled). 


LIFE CLUB participants meet 

with area high school students in 

small groups to address issues such as 

abstinence, secondary virginity, love, 

-jy body image and respect. LIFE Club 

members encourage the students to 

make wise decisions in iheir dating 

relationships and show them Christ's 

redeeming love (|jlioio suhmiiird). 


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focusing on bringing llici 
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Christ's love while encour 

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IIDE (Reaching Iiiclivicluals 
vvilli Disabilities IlKToclively) 

riding to help children over- 
come physical and develop- 
mental disabilities. 



his has been a real year of growth for 

Lifeblood, and senior David Villanueva, the 
original president of Lifeblood, has been 
seeking to pass along the vision to a new 
team of leadership. Lifeblood continues to 
support Banjara Tribal Ministries (BTM) by 
transporting students to ZLB Plasma Service! 
in Chattanooga, collecting the money earned 
from the plasma donations, and sending it to 
BTM. By supporting BTM, we get to share 
in the work they are doing to put a stop to 
human trafficking in India by rescuing the 
Banjara children and providing food, educa- 
tion, love and a bright future. In addition to 
our work with BTM, Lifeblood is also pas- 
sionate about seeing change and growth in 
the lives of the students involved. Our vision 
is twofold: first being our work with BTM, 
and secondly to encourage and empower stu- 
dents to make a difference around the world 
by helping to form a lifelong habit of sacri- 
ficial giving. We, as leadership of Lifeblood, 
are working toward expanding the variety of 
' opportunities for volunteering in our ministry 
I in order to open up more ways in which people 
can get involved. We are excited to see all that 
God has in store for Lifeblood! 


. ver)^ unlikely team of 8 students 
and 2 adults packed their bags and 
headed to Haiti to spend their spring 
break Avith the Baptist Church of Gran 
Bassin. While in Haiti, the team spent 
their mornings doing construction at 
the medical clinic o^vned by the church. 
Even,' day they moved thousands of 
pounds of rock and mortar by hand 
for the new foimdation that was be- 
ing btdlt. After that, they went to the 
local school to help feed the 800 Haitian 
children that so eagerly anticipated 
what would probably be their only meal 
for the day; afternoons were spent play- 
ing sports with the children. The team 
took part in the church services and were 
extremely blessed with an opportunity to 
work alongside those of a different lan- 
guage but of the same faith. 

y Jujiuv Strain/ 

Going back to Latvia for the second 
year in a row meant getting to see 
the people I had met last year, and 
I was extremely excited. However, 
I was not sure about the filming 
aspect, as I am not a film and tech 
major and was in the middle of tak- 
ing my first film class when we went 
to Latvia for spring break. I knew 
some basics but stiU was not com- 
fortable making a film without help 
from someone more experienced. 
However, with over 40 kids want- 
ing to make films, and only three 
film majors, I teamed up with Chris 
Tuttle (another fikn amateur) and 
together we attempted to make a film 
with a group of about 14 kids. It was 
definitely a challenge, but through it 
I realized that our real pmrpose there in 
Latvia was to build relationships with 
the kids. 

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Pictured Idi lo light: Zacli Bracishaw, Ali 

Ibsen, Bryce McGuire, Tornas Gomez, and 

Nate Rogers (photos submitted) 


Allison McLean works with students in an English class in Latvia. The 
Latvia team spent a lot of time at the Limbazi 3 Vidusskola (middle 
and high school) interacting with students in their English classes, 
playing word games or just having basic conversations (photo submitted). 


VJT'od really blessed us with a 
good trip to Nicaragua this year. 
Jeremy Blaschke and I were 
the team leaders, and the only 
ones who had been to Nicara- 
gua before. Our team prepared 
for the trip as if we would be 
doing evangelism again, though 
with Guillermo in charge you 
never really know what you'll 
be doing. A few days before 
we left, we found out that we 
would be doing a youth camp 
with 13-22 year olds. This was 
significantly different from last 
vear. The theme of the camp was 
Jovenes de Impacto (or Youth of 
Impact), which went along with 
the verse of the week, 1 Timothy 
4:12. Our team was in charge of 
planning some games and serv- 
ing in the kitchen. A few of our 
team members acted as camp 
counselors, staying in rooms with 
the kids and leading them in devo- 
tional times. At the end of the 
week, we were able to go to the 
barrio where a lot of the kids were 
from, which was called Paraiso 
(in English it means Paradise). It 
was a very eye-opening experience 
for us. Most of the homes were 
made out of cardboard, sticks, and 
plastic bags. It was a great privilege 
to be able to serve these kids, and I 
think it meant a lot to them that we 
would come so far just to serve them. 


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had never been on a 
missions trip before, but now 
I can see why people say that 
it's an invaluable experience. 
The ten people in my group 
spent a week with the City of 
Refuge in San Diego, Califor- 
nia, doing a variety of things 
like washing cars and mowing 
the lawn, playing with kids, 
and handing out bags of food 
to homeless people. There 
are about 15 people who live 
near and work for the City of 
Refuge ministry, and there are 
always interns and other local 
people helping out. Each week 
they receive tons of donated 
food, from which they pull 
what they need for themselves 
and then give the rest away; I 
have never seen anybody's life 
so dependent upon faith as the 
lives of the people in the City 
of Refuge. Each of my team 
came away from that week 
having been touched in a dif- 
ferent way. For me, I've grown 
up knowing that God provides 
for His people, yet here I saw 
God work in a way I've never 

seen before. 

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Pictiued left to right: Rachel He\Wtt: Ben 

Cunningham (photos suhuiitted); Aiichew 

McPeak, Tara Stewart, and Jessica Phillip 

Mehssa Longoria, and Mr. Ben Norquist 

(photos by Joy Berner). 



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ometimes God sends us 
across the ocean, and some- 
times he sends us across the 
backyard fence. Hope for 
Opelousas is a ministry whose 
goal is to share Jesus with 
their community. Our team 
worked alongside people who 
help the government-housing 
neighborhoods in their city 
by providing tutoring, after- 
school care, and other oppor- 
tunities for the families living 
there. I watched the ministry 
care for the students in the 
tutoring program, treating 
them not as mission projects 
but as kids who need people in 
their lives to love them and set 
a good example. Working with 
Hope for Opelousas has caused 
rrie to begin wondering how 
the love of Jesus can be shown 
to the neighborhoods in my 
city, in my community, across 
my backyard fence. 














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Elizabeth Jackson graduated fiom 
Bryan a semester early, in Decem- 
ber 2008. She had taken 16-19 credit 
hours each semester although this 
heavy load helped lilisabethgradu- 

of stress. She formed the unwelcome 
habit of becoming seriously ill onee ev- 
ery school year — "always at the busi- 
est time of the semester," she recounts. 


The first lime the sickness came on, 

during Elizabeth's freshman year , she 

grew so weak that she couldn't even 

open the heavy bathroom door and, 

of course, couldn't go to classes, "liut 

people were watching out for me," 

she says. Some girls on her hall-Ann 

Grisham, Allison Cunningham, and 

Sarah Urie-made her peanut butter 

soup because they knew that was her 

favorite and R.D. Myra Goza took \wx 

to the emergency room. In the next 
years, Elizabeth's recurring illness 
forced her to depend on others: "1 
was like a little child learning to walk 
again," she says. 

"My roommate, Elizabeth Barrett, 
was an amazing encouragement," says 
Elizabeth, recalling a moment when 
the fire alarm went off in her dorm 
while she was weak from the illness. 
Unable to rise and exit the building, 
she sat in the floor, cowed by the throb- 
bing noise coming frorn right outside 
her door. And Elizabeth Barrett came 
to her rescue. "She eomforted me and 
helped me out of the dorm," Elizabeth 

Th« faculty and staff sup|)orle<l 
Elizabeth as well by prayin,"' f'"' hc^r ami 

complete assignments. Dr. Inipson li> 
her, "Sometimes wc can't do great, li 
what matters is that we do the besi > 
can." Even A.,|., the new chef, help< 
her find things to (!at in the caleleii 
since the doctor i)rescrib(^d a glut(-n-l 

Anne Carlile 
James Carmichael 
Sara (Ward) Claiborne 
Mary Clauson 
Elisabeth Cochrane 
Corrine Cook 
Josh Courtright 
Matt Crutchfield 

Elisa Cruz 

Allison Cunningham 

Brandon Davidoff 

Matt Davis 

Thomas Jefferson Davris 

Joseph Demme 

Megan Devaney 

Stephanie Donate 

Derek Dougherty 
Anna Downer 
Emily Echols 
Rosalind Ellis 
Trey Elswick 
Jake Fabry 
Jessie Farrell 
Gabriel Fisher 

AJ Frick 
Laura Funke 
Andrew Glines 
Marc Glines 
Sarah Glines 
Andrew Goggans 
Drew Goodman 
Sharalyn Goodman 

Tanya Gray 
John Gross 
Jenny Hale 
Tim Harris 
Joy Hartman 
Taryn Haught 
Erica Heffelmire 
Eve Hildebrandt 


Spectators gather to watch 
seniors launch tvatermeloiis 
from the roof of the Robinson 
dorm. Each senior was' to toss 
their watermelon if their name 
was called (photos siJjmittccl). 

Nathan Hill 
Jiistin Hipp 
Laurabeth Hixson 
Joy Holby 
Lauren Hosteller 
Austin Hubbard 
Elizabeth Jackson 
Courtney Jergins 




lakmg pretzels in the Robinson dorm kitoli^n'. 

show. Then, outside, the tlil( 

gathered around a trampoUne and waited to?^ 

if Zach Shelter, pla)dng the character Michael 
Scott, would call then- name to come up and 
ake a tmii at tossing watermelons over the 
lof of Robinson. Tliis was a reference to an ; 
sodeti ^ ^j K b Michael tlueatens to jump A 
f of tJfeTOrf but is comonced not to by the ' -^ 
thers; instead they all throw watermelons off 
of the roof The senior class has had The Office 

parties before, where they watched episodes of 


Ben Johnson 
D. J. Johnson 
Allie Jones 
Haley Kaye 
Nicole Keef 
Gabriel Keen 
Melkam Kifle 
Jessie LaPlue 



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The theme of this year's Jr./Sr. Banqviel 
was "Long Expected Party," but it turn, 
into a long-awaited arrival back at Brya 
(photo by Evan Johnson). 


n Friday, April 3, juniors and seniors loaded onto buses at four 
in the afternoon and set off toward an unknown destination. Their 
first stop was a renovated old factory called "The Factory." Inside was 
a beautifully decorated banquet room, fashioned after Bilbo Baggins' 
birthday party in the beginning of the Lord of the Rings, complete with 
an enormous tree in the center of the room. During the dinner the audi- 
ence was entertained by two comedians. 

After dinner, the buses were reloaded and set off for the Gaylord 
Opryland Hotel in Nashville. The banqueters were given the option of 
relaxing and taking pictures or participating in a scavenger hunt. The 
third and final stop was a sports complex. At the complex, attendees 
were given the choice of line dancing, ice skating, or laser tagging, and 
breakfast was served buffet-style in the lobby. On the way back to Day- 
ton, the buses were caught in standstill traffic for nearly two hours, finally 
reaching Bryan at 7 AM with tired bodies but with memories which would 

last a lifetime. 


Stacy Lejeune 
Rob Linn 
Ashiey Markusson 
Lindsay JNIatlock 
Eric McEactrou 
Brittany McGehee 

Amy McKoy 
Kirsten Meberg 
Brian Messer 
Tim Meyers 
Philip Meznar 
Zach Milota 

Lily Moore 
Adam Morley 
Aaron Mowery 
Brett Myers 
Kristen Nachtwey 
Jeremiah Nasiatka 

Laura Neises 
Daniel TSewton 
Heather O'Brien 
Salena Ortiz 
Lauren Page 
Micah Pepper 

Stepheny Petitte 
Jessica PhiUips 
Stephanie Picket 
Carlos Pielago 
Alh'son Price 
Kyle Rascher 


Michael Reneau 
Emilv Ricketts 
Shelbv Robinson 
Brittany Rodriguez 
Cavia Rohrer 
Br\an Rudolph 
Whitney Russell 
Matt Samsel 

Zach Scheller 
Liesl Schoenhab 
Jeff Sch^*enke 
Amy Scripka 
Dana Seeley 
Paul Shanks 
Emily Sitzler 
Andrew Slikker 

The experience of spending five days on a Inxiiry cruise ship, for nie, was honestly 
overrated; what was not overrated was resting from the rigors of acadeniia on a 
beach — the sand of which looked and felt like confectioner's sugar and was bordered 
by neon-colored water and foliage — with people that will be my life-long friends. We 
got our graduation celebrations well miderway as Me dominated the ship's karaoke 
nights, not-quite-dominated its dance floors, and uiuntentionally burnt our skin to a 
crisp as we reclined in the Bahamas' sun. Welcome to the real world! ...not exaclly. 

im Newman, Carlos Pedro da Silva, Rebecca Perelmann, Charles Plush, Robin Renfroe, Bethel Ragland, Michael Rollins, Kat Romeo, 
amarr Shorts, Ryon Simon, Amanda Smith, Will Stokes, Kyle Terry, David Thomas, Leighton Trent, Ryan Tyser, Zachary Williams, 
eather Windom, Christopher Young 

Sarah (Lizzy) Stafford 
Josh Storie 
Rachel Stuckey 
Hilary TuUberg 
Chris Tuttle 
Sarah Urie 
Stephanie Wade 
Jana Watson 

Rachel Welch 
Emily White 
Sam White 
Ben Whitley 
Evan Wiley 
John Williams 
Taylor Woods 
Kim Woody 


Keneau, chosen 

of the Gospel 

Pictured below, left to right: Dr. 

Marilyn Laszlo; Dr. Mel Wilhoit; 
"The Golden Grads" (Class of 
1959); David Villanueva, Jake 

Fabry, Rhea Brown, Ben Whitley 

(photos by Evan Jolinsoa). 

and beauty of the Gospel, Christians, 
is that it changes evenlhing. It molds our understandings, 
it informs our affections, and it motivates our actions. It 
changes how we do life in a marred world. The Gospel is not so 
small that it is only applicable to select vocations, activities, 
or time frames. The Gospel changes how millionaires invest 
their money, and how^ the poor spend theirs . It changes how 
the artists creates art, and it changes how the waitress serves 
customers. The Gospel affects how we work, who we v«jte foif 
who we befriend, what we enjoy, and how it affects who we are. 
Christians, all because we are citizens of Heaven, trying to 
bring the cit\' of God down to a pained earth. 

bwer f^^beauty of the Gospel is that through it Christ 
in^tes us nl^ist to be passive recipients of its riches, but 
thaft He calls ns to be actrv-e saints, reclaiming what has 
aht avs been His.The power of the Gospel is that Clixist 
unites each element of our being - mind, heart, and body - to 
ircpare for Himself and us a new creation in which we all will 
see, without blemish, the power and beauty of the Gospel. 

This is what the class of 2009 has learned at Bryan Col- 
lege throughout our education, and this is the power and the 
beauty of the Gospeh that God readily stands and has claimed 
every square inch of creation as His. And in a world where 
deaiEB and pain often blinds us to God's goodness, that changes 

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Eric- Congraturations on this milestone in your life! 

-Ashtey, Kirsten,,^^BpCassie Mafie! 
I love you girls; ana^am so grat^dfeajtbur crazy/amaziiig r. 
advefrtpxestbgetliei'! We reaH^^^^Bt^vith a bang, iuih? 
Love. Courtnev i^^^^K 

} liave bloomed like a rose, 
igratulations to the future 
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From the day God brought you 
into our lives, you have truly 
been a precious gift. You have 
enriched our lives w^ith your love, 
caring ways, and thoughtfulness. 
You have given us wonderful 
and special memories that we 
will treasure forever. Time has 
gone by so quicl<ly since you 
were that precious, tiny baby 
son. But, as God shaped you 
over the years into the mature 
young man that you are today, 
He instilled in you a unique 
personality, full of worthy goals 
and ambitions. Because you 
have chosen to put Him at the 
center of your life, He will guide 
you through an amazing and 
enriching life-long journey, filled 
with His blessings and love. 
You, dear son, are a shining 
example of what every parent 
wishes their son to be. Please 
know that you can always 
depend on our support, 
guidance, friendship, and love. 
May God be ever near to you 
and bless you each and every 
day of your life. Congratulations 
to you on this very special 
occasion of your college 

We love you, Brett. 
Mom and Dad 

Vorl am. confident oftfiis veiy tfiing, that He wfio Segan agoocC 
worll^in you xviCf carry it on to compCetion untiCtfiat day when 
Christ Jesus returns. 

iPfiiCippians 1:6 


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Dearest Lindsay, 

il; seems Ijke ^^nt to beS 1j 
night and you were a littfe girl ^yiUH 
with InTHans and floUs; ettid woke lip^ 
to our beautiful (feughler graduatinggg, 
college. We could not be anf mpre 
proud of you, and l(^e you more than 
we could express. You have shown 
much wisdom and discount beyond 
your<^ears, and have taught me many 
things. We hope reaUty will always * 
live up to your dreams and God gui^' 

ve'MdmfDad, Joe, & Rteagan 


"Make good choices" Annabell 

For the Lord gives you -wisdom 
and from 'His mouth come 
knowledge and understanding. 
Prov. 2:6 , . 


"No worries" Lewis ^ 

Congratulations! ' 

We are proud of you! 
Love, Mom and Dad 










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Rosalind Goforth Ellis, our precious daughter, 
we are pleased with your accomplishments 
and hard work at Bryan College. 
Let the Lord Jesus have His way in your 
life and He will surely fill your life with His 
goodness. In the words of Elisabeth Elliot, 
we encourage you to "love what God com- 
mands and desire what He promises." 

With deepest love and affection. 
Mom and Dad 


Congratulations Joseph! 

One day after Christmas, God "added" the gift of a 
son to our home. We are forever thankful God chose 
to have vou be a part of our familv. It has been our 
jov to grow and learn and develop with you. ^e now 
have the added joy of celebrating your graduation. 
\our accomplishments as a student are impressive. 
\ou have applied yourself diligently for 4 years 
and your hard work has paid off. You have been a 
faithful son and brother with a steady and thought- 
ful demeanor. Now you have matured into a well 
rounded man. 

^ e knoAv that you have been stretched in your 
responsibilities in class and on campus, and admire 
the ^^■a^" in which you have followed through on your 
commitments. It is also satisfying watching others 
learn to appreciate your quiet wit and humor in addi- 
tion to your godly character. 

We are all grateful for God's hand in your life and are 
assured that with God's blessing upon your develop- 
ing gifts and talents you will force for good in the 
lives of many, and in whatever work you put your 
hand to. 

^ ith Love and Faith from your family, 
Pop, Mom, Isaac, Arica, Ethan, Anna, and John 


jassadors; 144-145 
linistrators: 8-9 
y. 166-177 

quets: 60-61 
:baU: 110-111 
\\ 152-155 

ing: 182-183 

)s: 92-97 

phon: 184-185 

■ent Events: 126-129 

ders: 4-5, 50-51 

ilty: 26-49 

i; 124-125 

1 Festival 64-65 

hmen: 68-75 

Juation: 164-165 

top Players: 142-143 

amurals: 122-123 
ior-Senior: 160-161 
iors: 82-85 
sports: 114-115 

I's Basketball ball: 108-109 

Men's Soccer: 106-107 
MLK Day: 138-139 

Orientation: 54-55 

Opening: 2-3 

Out ofthe Bryan Bubble: 100-101 

PCI: 146-151 

Persuasive Communications: 56-57 

Profdes: 6-7. 52-53. 66-67. 104-105. 132-133 

Resident Assistants: 88-89 
Repertoire/Stage Movement: 62-63 
Resident Directors/Dorms: 24-25 
Roommates; 102-103 

Student Government: 90-91 
Semesters Abroad: 134-135 
Senior Recitals: 156-157 
Shout Outs: 178-181 
Sophomore Mugs: 76-81 
Spirit ^eek/Homecoming: 58-59 
Senior Chapel/Trip; 162-163 
Senior Class Events: 158-159 
Staff: 10-23 
Study Places: 98-99 
Spilling Out: 130-131 

Track & Cross Country: 112-113 
Triangle & Commoner: 86-87 


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Women's Basketball: 120-121 

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Women's VoUevb 

all: 116-117 


Worldview Team; 

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Bacon, Jonathan 


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Bailey, Maggie 



Bailey. Nathan 



Baird, James 


AbercToinbie. Drew 


Baker .\shley 


Abemathy. Hayley 

157, 173 

Baken Madison 


Adams, Ally 


Baken Mark 


Adams, Ethan 




Adams, Laura 

69. 115 

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Albin, Matt 

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Barham. Amy 


Aldridge, Caroline 

69, 115, 116 

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Barley. Tr\-5tan 


Alle); Logan 

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Bamett. Jonathan 


Allquist. Amanda 


Bamett. Juhe 


Al^'a^ez, Samuel 

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Bamett. Sara 

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Amling. Kirsten 

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Bamett. SteA'e 


Ammen, Elijali 


Bamette, Samantha 


Ammen. Faitb 


Barnwell, Mark 


Andalib. Soraya 


Barth, James 


Anderson. Kristina 

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Barton. Kelly 

114. 157 

Anderson, ^TIl 

149, 157 

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Beard, Joshua 

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Belisle, Donna 
BelL Caleb 
Bell. Dean 
Benscoten Elizabeth 
Benson, Matt 
Bei^et Vance 
Bemet Jov 
Biich. Darrell 
Blackburn. Chelsie 
Blackman. Tvler 
Blaschke, Jeremy 
Boggs. ^Tiitnev 
Bogle. Josh 
■ Boling. Br>^an 
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Bookei; Luke 
Boronow. Caitl;>"n 
Bottiaux. Danene 
Bowe. Zach 
Bowers. Jason 
Bowman. Cari-Jean 
Boling. Br\-an 
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Bradlev; Joshua 
Bradshaw-, Stacey 
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Bradshaw. Zach 
Bray. Showde 
Breazeale. Zach 
BridwelL Tracey 
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Brooks. Jesica 
Brock, Barbara 
Bro\\"n, .Alan 
B^o^^■n, Drew 
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BrowTL Melissa 

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BrowTQ, Ste\¥n 
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Bruno, Joey 
Brv'ant, Carey 
Br^'ant, Casey 
Br\'ant, Samantha 
Bund}; Cassie Marie 
Buttram, Diana 
Byers. Chad 

■Cadillac, Tim 
Cahill. Nick 
Cain, Cr\'stal 
Camp. Hannah 
Candland, Carolyn 
Carlile, Anne 
CarmichaeL James 
Carpentet Amanda 
Carr, Rachel 
Carson. Chelsey 
Carswell, Kaylin 
Castlen. \'alerie 
Cedeno, Mavelyn 
Chanco, Annal\Ti 
Chase, Michael 
Cheon, Gar\' 
Cheon. Jod\* 
Christian, Tiffany 
Christian, Ste\'en 
Christophet Cody 
Qaflin. Beck)' 
Claiborne, Sara 
Clark, Chris 
Qauson, Kc^in 
Oauson, Mary 
Qawson, Shane 
Qem. Chase 
Cochrane, Elisabeth 
Cohen, Daniel 
Collins, Da\id 
Coh-ard, William 









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Cook, Carrie 
Cook, Corrine 
Copeland, Laiu'en 
Corbett. Brooke 
Correa. Raphael 
Courtright, Josh 
Craig. Demond 
Cresap. Lindsey 
Cres\\"ell. Gregor)^ 
Crist, Emily 
Crocker Seth 
Crotts, .Aimee 
Crowder Sa\-annah 
Cn)\s"noble, Adam 
Crutchfield, Matthew 
Cruz, Elisa 
Cummings, Jared 
Cunningham. Allison 
Cunningham. Ben 




81, 120 


69, 106 

106, 157 

75, 108. 109 

69, 118 






86, 91. 157 


83. 85. 154 


Da\'ey, ^limie 


Da\idofi!, Brandon 


Da^^e. Colton 

82, &1 

Da^TS, Andre^v 


Da\TS, Jonathan 


Da\TS. Joshua 


Da\'is, Katie 

120, 121 

Da\Ts, -Matt 


Da\Ts, Tom 


Da\-is. Thomas 


Day, Jordan 



77. 118 

DeBats. Kara 


Deck, Stephen 


Decker, Joshua 

69, 108 

Dee, Matt 

61, 77. 79. 

89, 115 

DeGeoi^ Ste\-e 


DeLozien Janette 

77, 135 

Demme. Joseph 

157, 177, 180 

DeRhodes. Kat 


Dettling. Hannah 


De\:ane)-, Megan 

7, 106, 157 

DeMto, Kristin 


Diamond. Bethany 


Dilts. Jonathan 


Dixon, Joseph 


Dobler, Gal\-n 


Donato, Stephanie 

153. 157 

Dorn. Andrew 


Dougherty, Derek 

9L lis, 157 

DowneE. Anna 


Doivne}"; Herman 


Do^^-ney: Oh\ia 


Downing. Daniel 

69, 97, 115 

Drake, Jonathan 


Drake. Stephen 

77 78 

Dyer, Leta 


Ebosole, Caleb 

Echols, Emily 
Edgerton, Lauren 
Eisenback, Brian 
Ellis. Rosalind 
Elswick- Amanda 
ELswick. Tre^■ 
Erwin, Gabrielle 
Etress. J^ica 

Fabr); Jake 
Farrell. Jessie 
Felkec, Ashley 
Fendrich, Caleb 
Fendrich, Drew 
Farmer, Elizabeth 
Ferrante, Ben 
Ferrante, Kristen 
Ferrante, Sarah 
Fields. Chad 
Findle\: Billy 

69, 139 

86, 157 




157, 165 



14, 123 



77, 105 

77, 105 

69, 105, 155 


69, 86. 93 

Fishen Gabriel 
Fitsimmons, Gar\" 
Flenuning. Hannah 
Flores. Seth 
Folsom. James 
Foshee. Luke 
Fra nklin. Rob 
Franklin- Ste\"en 
Frick. Andre^v 
FuUen Caitlyn 
Funk, Cassie 
Funke. Laxna 



Gallardo. Jacobo 
Garniec, R\"an 
Garrison. Katie 
Garrison, Lauren 
Ga\; Trent 
GebeL Elrika 
Gehring. Mo^^- 
Gentr\'. Tavlor 
George, AmeHa 
Gihbs. Glenna 
Gillespie. Danae 
Glines, Andrew 
Glines. Marc 
Glines, Sarah 
Gofi^ Jonathan 
Goggans. And^e^v' 
Gomez, Tom as 
Goodman, Drew 
Goodman. Sharal^■n 
Goza. ]\hTa 
Grav, Alice 
Grav, Stefon 
Gray. Zach 
Gra^^son. Erin 
Gra\ton. Daniel 
Green, Da\id 
Green. Janis 
Green- Jlatt 
Green. Mollv 
Green, Ste\^n 
Gre^e. ^end\" 
Grisham. Elizabeth 
Gray: Tanj-a 
Gross, Amanda 
Gross. John 
Gro\'e, Jen 
Guntec, James 

Hailes, Bets\- 
Hale, Jenny 
Haley, Anna 
Haley. Jerem)' 
Hall- Hunter 
Halvorson. Josh 
Hampton. Brandon 
Hamrick. Hannah 
Hargra\Tes, Robert 
Harmon. Juha 
Harper. Br\"son 
Harris, Liz 
Harris. Tim 
Harrison, Zac 
Hartman, Joy 
Har%^\. Jennv 
Hast^■, Da\id 
Hast); Tajior 
Hathawav; Luke 
Hattrich. Brantley 
H aught, Tar\-n 
Haught, Tre\"or 
Hawkins. Caitlin 
Ha^-man, Rita 
Ha^Ties, Caleb 
Ha\-s. Curt 
Heagan, Jandi 
Heffelmire, Erica 
Heidom, Aaron 




69. 114 


68, 69, 70. 71 


87, 157 




87. 115 

81, 106 

83, 115, 147 

57, 91, 144 











57, 157 



81. 102, 152 





70, 110 
83, 135 






70, 86. 180 




80. 157 





8L 114 






77. 80. 87 





77, 106. 157 



77, 150 




70, 110 









70, 125, 144 

Held. Peter 
Helms. Jared 
HelzeL Da^id 
Hemmins;s. Thomas 
Henderson. Chris 
Henderson. Jason 
Hendrix. Emilv 
Hendrix. Gordv 
Henn. Joshua 
Henr\: Natalie 
Heretb, Brett 
Hess. Lauren 
He^^^tt. Rachel 
Hicks. Desirae 
Hicks. Matthe\\- 
Hildebrandt, E^e 
Hill. Brian 
HilL Kyla 
HilL Melanie 
Hill . Xathan 
HilL Stephen 
Hipp. Justin 
Hixson. Beth 
Hixson- Laurabeth 
Hixson. ]\h-Ies 
Hogsett, Michael 
Holbert- Diamond 
Holland, James 
HolliQg5^^orth- Randv 
Holt, Lauren 
Hooks. D. J. 
Horat. Zach 
Hostetlen Lauren 
Hostetlen Tim 
Houghton, Jonathan 
Hoxivorth. Asheleigh 
Hubbard. Austin 
Hudgens. B^ittan^' 
Hudgios. Jacob 
Hudson. Blake 
HulL Anna 
Hundley, Jason 
Hurlbut, Emilv 
Huskey, Stephanie 

Ibsen, Ali 
Impson. Beth 
Impson- Daniel 

Jacfeon. Elizabeth 
Jernigan. Hannah 
Jergins, Comtnev 
Johnson, Crissj" 
Johnson, Evan 

Johnson, Ben 
Johnson. D. J. 
Johnson. Joey 

Johnson, Liz 
Johnson. Bonnie 
Johnston. Phihp 
Jolla\; Maggie 
Jones, Allie 
Jones, Heather 
Jones. Jessica 
Jones, Joseph 
Jones, Josh 
Jones. Josh 
Jones, ]SIillie 
Jones. Scott 
Jones. Whit 
Juarwek John 
Jun, Sim Jin 
Justice, Brandon 

Katz, Thomas 
KauSman. Jeremv 
Kava. Jessica 
Ka^-e, Haley- 
Keck, Kim 













81. 110 
75. 114. 120 

31. 55 

118, 152. 158 

71, 106. 107 
71. U4. 115. 116 
114. 158 

13. 15, 83 



156. 158 



60, 78. 95. 

114-5, 124-5 
7. 106. 115. 

123. 132 


71. 116 
81. 106 
71, 87. 143 





110. 159 

Keck- Ste\T 
Kear Matthew- 
Kendall, -Aaron 
Kee£ Nicole 
Keen. Gabriel 
Kennard- Doug 
Kennedy-- Dana 
Kerlev. Cher\-1 
Ketchersid. Bill 
Kifle. Melkam 

Kilgore. Owen 
King. Teresa 
Kinney. Pat 
Kinsen Jim 
Kin sen Ruben 
Kinsev. -Amanda 

Kirkpatrick, L\-Tlia 
KitzmiUer Douglas 
Kloc. Chiis 
Knudsen, Don 
KoaiL Jov 
Kohler Philip 
KopeskL Kaitv- 

Koskamp. Jordan 
Kostre\-a, Faith 

Lane. Cameron 
LaPlue. Jessie 
Laskin. Heather 
La^-o. Gregor%' 
LaA oice. Logan 
Lay. BiU 
La^Tie. Ke\'in 
Lear^-. Chris 
Lear^: Sandra 
Lee. Hannah 
Legg. Margie 
Legg, Rav 
LeJeime. Stac\" 
Lemons. Garrett 
Lenau, Chelsea 

Le\-L Katl-\-n 

Lindsay. -AK-ssia 
T .inn. Rob 
Li\^esav, Stephen 
Li\-esav. Corrine 
Li%-ing5ton, Brian 
Loaiza. Guillermo 
Lobach, Thomas 
Logan. Jordan 
Longoria, Melissa 
Lopez, \^iri 

IxA-ins. Danielle 
Lowdermilk. Rachel 
Low-er\; Hope 
Lucas. Margaret 
Luthec Da\-id 
Luthen Sigrid 
Lyons, Sarah 

Mace, Stephanie 
MacKaN; Justin 
Magnussen, -Andrew 
Magnussen, Ste^-en 
Mahand, -Andre-^v" 
Mallov. Justin 
Manke. -Amanda 
Manzo. Jenifer 
Marshall, Charlee 
Maikusson, -Ashley 
Martin. Faith 
Martin. Nicholas 
Marzello. Gar\- 
Matlock, Lindsav 








79 3 



Maltlu-iss. Jordan 
\lanbai-h. Josh 
Maiiglion. Joscpli 
\la\o. Ashley 
MrCall. Xavierian 
Mrl.loskey. Kayley 
\k'Co\\Ti- Nate 
NkCormick, Kelsey 
\IcCue, Jeim 
VlcEacliron. Eric 

VIcEwen, Kevin 
VlcGee. Stephen 
McGchec. Brittany 
McGehee. Natalie 
tVlcGowan, Joshna 
klcGowan. Shannon 
McGuire, Bryce 

Mcll\'aine. Susannalt 
MeInt\Te, Garrett 
McKennett, Kim 
McKeehan, Emily 
McKissick. Lindsay 
McKoy, Amy 
McLean. Allison 
McPeak. Andrew 
Meadows. Howard 
,||Meberg, Kirsten 

Meberg. Sonja 
Mele, Rachel 

Meloucon. Matt 

Messen Brian 

i\len\Tn- Reid 

Meyers. Tim 
{ Meznar. Pliilip 

Middlekauff, Paul 

Miller. Brianna 

Miller. Dennis 
( MiUer. KeUy 
^ Miller. Patrick 

.Miller. Stacey 

Milligan, Andrea 

Milligan. Carh 

MUlsaps. Tiimny 
. Milota, Zach 

Mii'acle, Cassie 

Moe, Maribeth 

Moore. John 

Moore. Lily 

Moore, Ryan 

IM organ, Anna 
. .Morgan, Bruce 

ftlorgan, David 

Morgan, Joey 

Slorley, Adam 
lorley, Hannah 
, [Morris, Becca 

Morton, Jtistin 
.ijMoseley, Liz 
;.^|ftIowery, .\aron 
higridge, Patrick 
Mulleimix, Brian 
Muliemux, Kara 
\hilloy. Amy 
Murdock. Jessica 
Murray, Jesse 
"iK firs, Brett 

Vachtwey, Kristen 
Nasiatka, Carlin 
fNasiatka, Jeremiah 
LVdurumo. Sam 
Neds, Ben 
^'ises, Laura 
^|■!son. Katherine 
\i-\vlin. Sarah 
l^e\vsome, Katie 




81. 89, 125 

72, 108 




79, 180 

58, 65, 89, 161. 




63, 161 

54, 79, 151 











83. 86. 153 

49. 79. 154 
75, 110 

56, 57, 59, 144, 
161, 171, 180 
72, 101 

72, 110 





64, 83, 84 




13, 25, 55 




81, 120 












59, 161 


86, 161 

73, 106 








Newlon. Daniel 
Newton. Richard 
Newton, Sarah 
Nielsen, Summer 
Nisslev, Kara 
Noel, Malt 
Norquist, Ben 
Nunnelly. Andrew 

O'Brien. Heather 
O'Kanc, Daniel 
Olsen, Judy 
Ortiz. Salcna 
O'Rourke, Megan 

Pacurari, Nick 
Padgett, Sharron 
Page, Herbert 
Page, Laiuen 
Pahner, Michael 
Paimidlo, Ashley 
Parham, Chelsea 
Park, Dani 
Parks, Reggie 
Pascucci, Michele 
Passburg, Alissa 
Patterson, Vickie 
Paulson. Steve 
Pa\Tie, Bailey 
Pearce, Laura 
Peckman, Joel 
Pendergrass. Christian 
Pendergrass. Janice 
Pepper. Micah 
Perron, Da\id 
Perry, Angela 
Perry, Steven 
Peters, Lizy 
Peters, Melissa 
Petitte, Ron 
Petitte, Stepheny 
Phelps, Kristen 
Phillips, Jessica 

Pickel. Stephanie 
Piatt, Janet 
Pielago, Carlos 
Pigatto. Rodrigo 
Pilgrim. Jordan 
Plaisted, Cami 
Plush, Charles 
Polston, Adam 
Ponto, Liz 
PooL -AiueUa 
Pool. Oh\ia 
Powell, Stacia 
Pratt. Lauren 
Price, .\llvson 
Price, Micah 
Prince. Daniel 
Puckett, Dustin 
Pugh, Julia 
Pugh, Lydia 

Rabiu-n. Ashley 
Ragland, Josh 
Rains, Patty 
Randall, Biyce 
Randen. Karen 
Randlc. Drew 
Rankiru Deryk 
Rascher, Kyle 
Reed. Earl 
Reneau, Michael 
Renfroe, Robin 
Rews, Polly 
Reynolds, Mandi 
Rhueling, Danny 
Rice, Diana 
Ricketts, Emily 
Ricketts, Travis 



75, 120 



85, 155 

13, 154 


157, 161 
75, 106 

69, 73, 181 




31. 64. 123 



79, 147 














79, 106, 123 



46, 49. 53 

115, 161 





106, 161 

73, 106 





73, 118 



73, 140 

79, 116 







79. 115 

73, 110 


79, 123 


27, 103 




87, 104, 162, 164 





80. 110 



Rickman, Lee 


Riley, Sarah 
Roberts. Abe 
Roberts, Anna 
Roberts, Patrick 
Robinson, Kcsse 
Robinson, Shelby 
Rodriguez. Brittany 
Roes. Mar\- 
Rogers. Amanda 
Rogers, Nate 
Rohrer. Cayla 
Rollins. Michael 
Romeo. Kat 
Rose, Qark 
Ross, Erin 
Ross, Kirsten 
Roycraft, Stacy 
Rudolph. Brv'an 
Rustebakke. Anna 
Russell, Stephen 
Russell. Whitney 

Samsel. Matthew- 
Samuelsen, Kirk 
Sanders, Amanda 
Sanders, Audrey- Ann 
Sanders, Roger 
Sapienza, Michael 
Sayles. Leo 
Saylor, Br\-an 
Savnes, Kathr)Ti 
Schaale, Andrew 
Scheller, Zach 
Schmidt, Clayton 
Schoenhals, Liesl 
Schott, Doug 
Schroeder, Michael 
Schulze, Alicia 
Schwenke, Jeff 
Scripka, Amy 
Seeley, Dana 
Sell, DwTght 
Shalfer, Katie 
Shanks, Paul 
Shannon, Kelly 
Sharp. Jared 
Sharpe, Becca 
Sharpe. Steve 
Shearer, Paul 
Sheppard, TvTOne 
Sherrin. .Amanda 
Sherwood, Hany 
Shelter, Judy 
Shettet Tim 
Shields, Stefanie 
Shorts, Lamarr 
Shreve. Laiua 

Simon. Ryon 
Sinunons, Kaiissa 
Simpson, Bob 
Simpson, Ericka 
Simpson. Lauren 
Simpson, Pamela 
Sims, Brenda 
Sisemore. Erin 
Sitzler. Emily 
Skinner. Ben 
Slikker. Andrew 
Smitli. Amber 
Smith. Cal^in 
Smitli. Colby 
Smitli. Erica 
Smith. Justin 

Smith. Megan 
Smith. Oli\ia 
Smitli. Rachel 
Smith. Ryan 
Smith. Thomas 

73, 106, 107, 

73, 114 






91. 103, 162 



85, 152 

99. 162 









85, 97, 115 

103, 162 








80, 149 

49, 162 

74, 138 





91, 104, 162 





115, 162 



74, 120, 121 



80. 114 







81, 115. 116. 





74. 113 


74, 110 
108. 162 

74. 114 

80. 115, 138, 

Smith, Vincent 
Smvthe, Sharon 
Solid, Rachel 
Soltis, Jarod 
Sours, Rebecca 
Southern, Jessica 
Spence, Luke 
Stafford, Sarah 
Stafford, Sarali 
Steele, Jey 
Steele, Lydia 
Stewart, Tara 
Stewart, Tori 
Stinunel, Allison 
Stobart, Ed 
Stokes, Annie 
Stone, Christ 
Storie, Josh 
Stout, Justus 

Stroud, Savannah 
Stroup, Doug 
Stuckey, Rachel 
Suits, Hannah 
Sullivan, James 
Sunday, Ti mm y 
Swafford, Paul 
Swearingen, HaUey 
Sweeney, Andrew 


Tanieier, Jessica 
Taphorn, Rick 
Terry; Kyle 
Tharp, Carra 
Thomas, Anna 
Thomas. Kyle 
Thomas, Lindsay 
Thomas, Nicole 
Thomas, Rachelle 
Thomas, Shea 
Thomas, 'WTiiteny 
Thompson, Jordan 
Tipton, Hillarv- 
Tomazin, Tiller 
Traub. Lauren 
Travis. Jennifer 
Traylor. Jack 
Travlor, Karin 
Tromanhauser, David 
Tullberg, Hilary 
Tullberg, Tami 
Turner. Beth 
Turner, Ken 
Turtle, Chris 

Tutde, Kim 

Tuttie, Nick 
Twombly; Lauren 

L' nderwood, .Ally 
Underwood, Kristen 
Under^vood, Victor 
Urie. Sarah 


Van Erem, Liz 
Van Gorkom, Kyle 
Varela, LJa 
Villanueva, Da\id 
Vordenbamn, .Audrey 
Vork, Wendy 

Wade, Cynthia 
Wade. Stephanie 
^ ade, WiUiam 
Wagner, Faith 
Walken Nicole 
Wang, John 
Watson, Jana 
Weber. Britney 
Webster, Dinah 



80, 136 



80, 120 






80. 154 






138. 163 

59, 71. 74. 86. 



74, 110 


85, 116 




85, 123 




85, 108. 109 


75, 120 



23, 75, 140 


114. 120 


85, 108 



75, 116 









55, 110, 144. 

152. 163 

15, 58. 138, 






75, 108, 123 

135, 163 






85, 120 


118. 137. 163 




85, 102. 103 



81, 138 

Welch, Mark 
Welch, Rachel 

^Tiisman, Amy 
^Tiite, Calvin 
White, Emily 
^Tiite, Zachar)^ 
Whidey Ben 

Whitmore, Bryan 

Wiggins, Matt 
Wiley. Evan 
Wilhoit. Mel 
Wilkening. Johanna 
Wilkens, Katie 

Wilkey, Marlene 

Wilkinson, Nathan 
WiDiams. Ben 
Wilhams, Elizabeth 
"^'Ulianis, John 
Wilhams, .Matt 
WiUiams, Michael 
Williams, Nickolas 
'%'lUiams, Ray 
Wilmore, Candace 
Wilson, Danielle 
Wilson, Rebecca 
Winstead, Tyler 
"Winters, Justin 
Wisthoff, Tori 
Wolfe, Lindsey 
Wood. Todd 
^^oodall, Alaina 
Wood. Sarah 
Woodall, .April 
^'boden, Philhp 
Woods, Tavlor 
Woodv. Kim 

Wooten, Brenda 
Wren, Matt 
Wright, Susan 

Yacoubian. Paula 
Yager. Bonnie-Marie 
Yates, Elisabetii 
Yates, Rob 85.135 
Yawn. Todd 81 
Yoder. Daniel 
Yontz. Ryan 
Young. .Alison 

Youn2. .\inanda 
Young, Caleb 
Young. Ben 
Young, Josh 


Zensen. Sharon 
Zimmerman, Drew 
Zimmerman, Daniel 

81. 115 

10, 57, 


81, 125 


62, 163 


106, 115, 

163, 164 


75, 125 

89, 163 



81, 134, 








75, 114 




81, 146 


81, 108 

85. 143 


85, 143 










75, 113 



81. 116, 





85, 101 




Assistant Edi 

irsten Meiberg 

^ Photo Editor: Joseph Demi 

Design Editor: Wendy Greve 




■-•S?^' •.«'il!v^?S'>i.. 

Staff (left to right): — 

Desirae Hicks, Layout and Copy 

Katlyn Levi, Photography 

Rachel Lowdermilk, Photography 

Joy Hartman, Layout and Copy 

Jenn McCue, Layout and Copy 

Nick Pacarari, Business Manager 

Evan Johnson, Photography 

Atticus Bailey, Layout and Copy 

Not Pictured: Landon Johnson, Brittany 

Weber, Rob Franklin, Courtney Jergins, 

Brandy Headlee. 


■ Vr" *■ 

■«. ;■•,"■', >a ,'ii.'.-^'l 

editor in 6}ii«ii': Joy Berner 


Copy Editor: Rosalind Ellis 

o My Team from holli Hcnuislcrs, 
This book Is one of llic hesl Bryan has ev(M- produeed, and ' 
it look eaeh of yon lo make it ihal way. You did an amaz- 
ing joh! 

Kiisten, Dcininc, Wendy, Rosalind and Conrlney, I don'l 
i' know how you guys put up with me and my scallei- 
brainedness lor as long as yon did. Yon were ihc engine; be- 
hind this book, and I lliank yon so nuich (or that. All your 
long hours and all the diffieidlies wc worked through really 

made this book come together. 
Atticus, Joy, Desirae, Rob, Brittany, and Landon, your el- 
forts were what created this book. 1 know it got frustrating 
and tiresome at points, but your perseverance lias created 
a beautiful work of art. Thanks for putting up with all of 
our attempts to do things in new ways. 

Evan, Katlyn, Rachel, Jenn, and Brandy, you did a fabu- 
lous job with the pictures this year - I hope you had as 
much fun taking them as we all did looking at them! They -^-.-— 
are professional quality, and it was such a tragedy that we 

could not include more of them. ^ 

Nick, thanks for joining the team this year as our first busi- 
ness manager. You saved the rest of us creative but un-busi- 
ness-minded people from the dread of trying to sell ads. You 
did a great job, and we all appreciate it. 

John and Karin, you guys had a tough job, I'm afraid, for 
you had to teach me not only what the editor should know 
about the yearbook but also how to lead and plan a class. V 
Your patience, encouragement, and unfailing support have 
shaped me and taught me things that I will remember for 
years to come. 
To everyone, I want to specifically say thank you for put- 
ting up with an editor who didn't know much more about the 
book than you did. I was learning right along with you, and 
you guys always respected me. I could not ask for more than 
what you gave. 

This book stands as a testament to the skill and dedication of my 
talented staff, for they made this book happen. 

A"'" '^ 

s V 

^ k 

w^hat it is. One of tte things that makes Bryan faculty 

unique is thfiii- desire to pour therhselves into the hves of 

their^tuclents;jthey seek to ericourage, strengthen, and 

I, and thoughtfiJ discussions. In his Prince of Peace 
V speiech, WiUiam Jennings Bryan said, "There is no 
human influence so potent for good as t;hat which goes 
out from an upright hfe." As we leave Bryan, who we 
are will continue to spdl over iftto our relationships and 
our lives will influence the lives of others. It is our turn to 
reach out with intentionality. 



The Commoner 2009 

he Commoner 2009, Volume 77, was de- 
signed and edited by students at Bryan College 
and printed by Jostens, Inc. in Clarksville, 
TN. Layouts were produced using Adobe 
InDesign and photographs were edited 
using Adobe Photoshop. 

The cover is Custom Litho with High 
Gloss Litho 478 and Process Color 317 
with Gloss Lamination. Fonts used 
in the book are LT Zapfino One and 
Bodoni MT. 

i^. '^r ^^r^^ 


Editor iu Chief: Joy Berner 

Associate Editor: Kirsteii Meber 

— '.r 

Copy Editor: Courtney Jergins and Rosalind EHis 
Design Editor: Wendy Greve 

Business Manager: Nick Pacarari 

Staff Members: Dcsirae Hicks, Atticus Bailey, Joy 
Hartinan, Landon .Johnson, Brittany Weber, and 
Boh Franklin. 

visors: John and Karin Carpenter 

Design Credit: Wendy Greve 

Photographers: Jcseph Dcmnie, Evan Johnson, 
Rachel Lowdcrmilk, Katlyn Levi, Brandy Head- 
Ice, Jenn McCue and special submissions. Special 
tlianks lo Sarah Becker.